We all know that our overuse of plastic is damaging our environment, yet we still continue to use it as we don’t have an alternative. However, things are about to change. Below are the 4 eco products everyone should be using to live an eco-friendly life and do their bit to help preserve this magnificent planet.
Stainless steel water bottles. Single use plastic water bottles might be the one object that is affecting our environment the most. We throw away millions of plastic water bottles every single day. These just pile up over time and never fully decompose. Investing in a good quality stainless steel water bottle will not only save you money, it will also save you adding to the plastic waste and limit your BPA exposure too. Our favourite Phuket based water bottles are from Ahimsa Living. The proceeds even go towards helping Trash Hero Phuket… win win!
Laundry detergent. Ever thought about the products you use at home? Cleaning products like laundry detergent are actually ridden with harmful chemicals. These chemicals latch onto our clothes and even have the ability to seep into our skin. These chemicals act as xenoestrogens and can actually have a harmful impact on your hormones. Make the switch and go chemical free at home. Brands like Ecover create a whole range of chemical free household products including laundry detergent, to create a safe and more eco friendly home. So let’s join their clean world revolution!
Refuse the straw. Plastic free straws are the buzz of social media at the moment. Stainless steel, glass, bamboo and even fake plastic are all the rage! One plastic straw may not feel like a big deal to the environment, but imagine if 8 billion people thought that too. Many cafes here in Phuket are offering plastic free alternatives which we are loving. Companies like Plantastic and Simple Wholesome Foods are leading the plastic free straw game and providing us with simply yet quirky alternatives.
Beauty products. Ever stopped to read the ingredients in your toiletry bag? Chances are they’ll be a chemical haven. As our body absorbs about 70% of what we put on our skin, we have to take responsibility for the products we use and make sure we’re giving our skin and body only the best. Natural deodorants, face moisturisers and even sunscreen are all widely available at Little Miss Raw. They use simple, natural and minimal ingredients to nourish your skin deeply without those harsh nasty toxins. Find them across Phuket and even at our friend at Atmanjai.