We all understand how busy things are at this time of year. We often end up at the office or are out doing errands that we realize we forgot the essential reusable shopping bag or are suddenly thirsty without our water bottle. So we have made this list of essentials so you can check you have them before heading out the door or even try and keep them in your car.
As people become more aware of the negative impacts single-use plastic has on the world, straws quickly come into the spotlight. Sustainability Victoria outlines how single-use straws are not recyclable and often wash up on beaches, harming marine life.
Many people have now made an effort to ask for no straw when out, which is a great option. However, if you prefer to use a straw, then we would suggest trying a reusable straw.
Simply keep a straw in your bag, and you will never need a non-reusable straw again.
Travel and keep cups such as Uppercup are great for tea and coffee.
Uppercup enhances the experience of drinking on the go. The double-walled Uppercup is made of BPA free Tritan. The super durable construct ensures Uppercup is not fragile like ceramic or glass. The result is a BPA free design that insulates the cup and doesn't absorb odors and flavors. The Uppercup lid has been designed and sculpted to enhance the coffee drinking experience.
Taking a reusable travel mug will often also mean you get a discount at your coffee shop! What's not to love.
For tips on remembering yours, read our blog post, Five Tips To Remember Your Reusable Coffee Cup.
Reusable Shopping Bag
Many supermarkets around Australia and the globe have now banned plastic bags at checkouts.
We suggest keeping a few canvas or green bags in your car. Alternatively, you can now also get bags that fold up very small, perfect for your day-to-day bag, so you're never without one.
Reusable Water Bottle
Buying bottled water can be expensive and is also bad for the environment. Making the switch to a reusable water bottle will save you money and reduce waste in landfills.
Have you considered using reusable containers instead of glad wrap or tin foil?
Reusable containers will store your food, keep it fresh and airtight as well as protected. Dishwasher friendly containers are easy to clean and can be used over and over. Also, alternatively, why not use what you already have, such as a jar or Uppercup?
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Cutting out single-use plastic is a great way to reduce the amount of waste you produce. What reusable products do you use?