It can be hard to say no when it comes to buying new toiletries, beauty products and skincare essentials for your bath time fix. That luxurious shampoo that leaves your hair silky and smooth, or those relaxing bath salts that leave your skin feeling rejuvenated, or that gorgeous scented body wash that smells like the tropical fruits of the Amazon rainforest.
With so many desirable temptations on every shelf, it is no surprise that we find ourselves constantly throwing away empty plastic bottles and disposables once we’ve finished using them. But how much plastic can we actually find in our bathrooms?
Shampoo and conditioner bottles, toothbrushes and toothpaste, dental floss, soap, bath salts and bath bombs, razors, loafers, ear buds, wash bags, deodorant and body sprays are just some of the plastic items you may find in your bathroom. That’s a lot of plastic.
Since the 1950’s, 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide. Plastic is not recyclable or biodegradable and is the largest contributing pollutant to our ecosystem, harming the wildlife and environment. It’s simply not sustainable.
Sustainability has become the focal point of many brands right now, as environmental concerns are on the top of every shopper’s mind. As we enter a new era of environmentally friendly products, it’s time to declutter our bathrooms and start shopping sustainably.
The Positive Company’s guide to the plastic free bathroom has many eco friendly and sustainable brands that offer a wide range of bathroom essentials, while steering clear of unnecessary use of plastic. Brands such as 8.7 Living and Re:connection are advocates for environmentally conscious and reusable products for everyday life, that do not compromise on style and performance. Finally! We can all indulge in luxury, without the cost of the environment.
Nereus London offers a luxurious hair and body care set crafted from natural based ingredients. Filled with essential oils, vitamins and minerals that nourish, hydrate and strengthen your skin and hair. Zero plastic and cruelty free, Nereus London also promise to collect 3kg of ocean-bound plastic with every purchase of one of their products.
1 x Australian Buddha Wood Shampoo (250ml)
1 x Australian Buddha Wood Conditioner (250ml) 1 x Madagascan Pink Pepper Body Wash (250ml)
Disposable razors and cartridges are often made from plastic and fossil fuels that can’t be recycled and take thousands of years to break down. 8.7 LIVING offer a zero waste alternative to plastic razors. A high quality reusable razor head with double edge razor blades that glide over the skin for an effortless shave, with no bumps or irritation after. For a seamless shave, 8.7 LIVING Double Edge Safety Razor is ideal for all hair types and can be used all over the body.
1 x Double Edge Safety Razor 10 x Stainless Steel Razor Blades
Deodorant bottles are an example of plastics that we use on a daily basis. Re:connection is a brand that offers plastic free and natural replacements for conventional deodorants. Made from tin and fully recyclable, this Natural Deodorant is available in three luscious scents including Geranium & Mandarin, Peppermint & Tea Tree and Cedarwood & Lemon.
1 x Natural Deodorant (50g)
Orka Naturals is a brand that does not believe in the use of plastic bottles. Their solution is the Nourishing Hemp Soap, handmade with no additives and preservatives. Made from shea butter and organic virgin coconut oil. Orka Naturals is vegan, cruelty free and 100% sustainable.
1 x Nourishing Hemp Soap (70g)