Bite Toothpaste Bits
Over 1 billion plastic toothpaste rolls end up in landfills every year. This amazing company is challenging the status quo with their plastic free "bites" while improving the quality of what we put into our mouths twice a day. Check out their webpage and give it a try.
Saves 2 tubes of plastic toothpaste
Almooni Large Natural Egyptian Shower Loofah Sponge
Say goodbye to plastic shower poufs - these all-natural loofahs are great for exfoliation and personal cleaning in the shower. Comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee from the manufacturer. Made from organic loofahs harvested in Egypt, these have a looser weave to allow for more suds than their competitors.
Saves 9 plastic poufs per year
Bamboo Rounds Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
Each package comes with 14 Reusable Makeup Remover Rounds and 1 Reusable Cotton Laundry Bag. Made of 100% natural bamboo fibers, these rounds make it easy to remove any application in a gentle way. These durable pads are machine washable and quick to dry. With a bit of love and care, you’ll be able to get over 1000 uses out of each of these bamboo rounds.
Replaces 14,000 disposable make-up pads
Ethique Eco-Friendly Shampoo Bar for Dandruff & Touchy Scalps, Heali Kiwi
If you haven't given shampoo bars a try yet because you have an itchy scalp or dandruff, then give this shampoo bar a try. Help reduce the 80 billion plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles that are thrown away each year. Ethique has done a great job of creating a shampoo bar that smells great, doesn't weight hair down, is color-safe, and addresses itchy scalp issues with natural ingredients.
One bar replaces 3 plastic shampoo (350 ml) bottles
Gondola Bamboo Toothbrush, Vegan Organic Eco Friendly Toothbrushes, Soft Bristles (4 Count)
Most people know that bamboo is one of the most sustainable resources on the planet, but did you also know that it is stronger and harder than wood, and more durable than plastic. Gondola has created an excellent line of bamboo toothbrushes, shipped with zero waste packaging, and will help you to reduce the 5 billion plastic toothbrushes discarded every year.
One package replaces 4 plastic toothbrushes
Only some of the plastic in deodorant tubes is recyclable, which means that unless you are breaking out your tool box and deconstructing the pieces to separate them, you are probably inadvertently contributing to the expensive contamination of recyclable batches. PAPR has a great non-plastic deodorant that smells great, is effective, and won't hurt your body or the environment.
One package replaces 1 plastic deodorant
2 billion disposable plastic razors are sold in the U.S. each year. Each one of these typically lasts between 3 and 10 shaves before being discarded. Leaf Shave has engineered a premium razor that contains zero plastic and comes with 50 blade packs that can be changed and safely recycled when done. The up-front investment might be alarming, but over time the cost per shave evens out (and the benefits to the environment are substantial).
One razor replaces 30 disposable plastic razors per year
HiBar Shampoo and Conditioner Bar
The team at HiBar has developed a salon-quality shampoo and conditioner line that will allow you to ditch your shampoo bottles forever. They are made for a variety of hair and scalp needs; from curly hair to dry scalp. Safe for colored hair and sulfate-, phthalate-, silicon-, paraben-, and, of course, plastic-free.
One bar replaces a 16oz plastic bottle of shampoo
Over 100 billion Band-Aids are sold each year by Johnson & Johnson. Each one of these is made from plastic and take about a decade to decompose. Nutricare is on a mission to disrupt this market and use earth-friendly materials for our first-aid needs. Their bamboo-based bandages are effective, and totally compostable (even the packaging!).
One box replaces 25 plastic bandages
Noice All-Natural Toothpaste
The climate-conscious team at Noice have developed an all-organic, vegan ingredient toothpaste that comes in a glass bottle (with reusable pump). This charcoal-based toothpaste reduces plaque and whitens teeth, just like big brands. If that weren't enough, they partner with a number of eco-companies to be carbon neutral and are working on a local closed-loop system to reduce CO2 emissions.
Each bottle saves 1 tube of plastic toothpaste
Hoopsy Eco Pregnancy Test
Hoopsy has developed a paper-based pregnancy test (brilliant!) that achieves the same 99% accuracy as its traditional plastic counterparts. They are easy to use, discrete, and aim at taking a bite out of the 20 million plastic pregnancy tests that end up in the landfill each year. Note: These are approved in the UK, but haven't yet received FDA approval in the US yet (for more info see their FAQs at the link below)
Each test replaces 1 plastic pregnancy test