Unfortunately, we can't eliminate every bit of single use plastic that we use in our homes, some things are unavoidable...
Unfortunately, we can't eliminate every bit of single use plastic that we use in our homes, some things are unavoidable. Even at the supermarket, opting for the mayo that comes in a glass jar instead of the one in a plastic bottle, the jar lid still comes with a plastic wrap which is rather frustrating.
For these unavoidable bits of plastic, I tend to make eco-bricks which are old plastic bottles stuffed to the brim with single use plastic that would otherwise go to landfill. These eco-bricks can then be used as building bricks for local projects or other global projects - pretty awesome really! Maybe one day we'll be building houses out of them! Although it's not a solution, it does help to deal with the unusable plastics that we can't avoid. To learn more about eco-bricking, you can join the Facebook community or check out the official website here.
Although there are single use plastics we can't avoid, there are a large number of things that we can change to work towards a plastic free life.
Above are all of the more eco friendly household products that I have found so far on my own zero waste journey, but I am coming across more every day so keep your eyes peeled for newbies arriving! For my favourite plastic free household products, check out the Sally Loves page.