Single-use plastic is one of the worst things human beings have ever created. We didn’t know that at the time of course. We had no idea the impact that this invention would cause.
Did you know that 91% of the plastic we produced can’t be recycled? It’s crazy, right?
The damage that single-use plastics do to our environment, our oceans, our forests, our wildlife is unprecedented. Good thing that there are some fantastic solutions to how we can be more sustainable. We run down some easy wins on how to stop using single-use plastic
6 Single-Use Plastic Products You Can Stop Using Right Now
Plastic bags are one of the worst offenders on this list. Did you know that plastic bags cause pollution from the second they are manufactured up to its disposal? Its production uses up 8% of our oil resources, the way it is produced releases toxic chemicals into our atmosphere and it doesn’t biodegrade, which means that they sit for years in landfills or our oceans.
Although more and more countries are banning this product, it’s not a worldwide initiative yet! Not enough people are thinking ‘how can I be more eco-friendly?’ Despite this there are many easy alternatives to this. A cotton tote bag is our preference. You can choose from a range of excellent designs, and they are 100% biodegradable.
Plastic water bottles
A million plastic bottles are purchased across the world every minute of the day. The number is staggering when you think about what happens to these bottles after they are tossed away.
Instead, treat yourself to a stylish new sustainable and reusable bottle. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. We like the Chilly Bottle range for the variety of colors and materials.
Plastic forks, spoons or knives
Instead of picking up that knife, fork, and spoon set next time you buy your lunch, why not just carry your own?
You could always invest in an eco-friendly alternative, but the easiest way to make a more sustainable choice here already exists in your kitchen.
It’s a super easy answer to that question; ‘how can I be more sustainable?’
You don’t have to do anything special or new to replace that plastic cutlery.
If you have to have a straw then there are tons of eco-friendly alternatives on the market. Bamboo straws, metal straws or even straws made of grass.
The easiest eco-friendly alternative here though is to forego your straw altogether. It’s the ultimate sustainable alternative.
There’s no such thing as a watch without a strap - except a pocket watch of course, but really who’s wearing one of those these days?
Most watch straps are made of poor quality, cheap labor straps. Made from materials that harm our environment, animals, humans or manufacturers. But there is a solution a fully recycled watch strap.
We design stunning sustainable watches with straps made of 100% recycled materials. We were super proud to have designed the watch of the G7 summit in 2019, with a strap made of recycled fishing lines. It’s our mission to put sustainability at the heart of everything we do; and the reason behind our line of recycled watches.
Coffee cups may look like they are made of sustainable materials but they are more often than not coated in un-recyclable plastic.
The US throws away 53 billion single-use coffee cups every year. There is a range of reusable coffee cups out there. Some of which can be folded down and easily thrown into your bag.
Our favorite is the super stylish Frank Green ceramic coffee cup. It’s a stunning alternative to single-use coffee cups.