There has been a shift towards reusable products with the move away from single-use plastic water bottles and non-reusable coffee cups. This is an excellent move for the environment as non-reusable products often end up in landfill or our oceans.
Two incredible statistics outlined by Forbes Magazine are that "globally humans buy a million plastic bottles per minute" and that "91% of all plastic is not recycled."
These incredible statistics illustrate how integrated single-use plastic bottles and non-reusable plastic products are in people's day-to-day lives on a global scale.
This reliance on single-use plastic products such as water bottles and coffee cups takes an incredible toll on our environment.
Studies by the Ellen Macarthur Foundation have shown that by 2020 it is estimated that "the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish."
This will create massive issues for not only the sea eco-system but the entire planet.
Items such as plastic straws, single-use plastic bags, and in general, any single-use disposable plastic products all contribute to plastic pollution daily.
Making the change to using reusable products is an easy and effective way to make a positive change and move towards zero waste living.
By eliminating non-reusable products from your daily habits, you can help slow the amount of single-use plastic pollution that ends up in landfills or the ocean.
The 321 Water Bottle comes with a filter. This means you can have filtered water on the go. The water, once filtered will be fresh and tasty, meaning you don't have to buy bottled water for fresh-tasting water.
The Uppercup is an attractive and durable reusable cup option. Designed by a barista, it is double-walled to keep your coffee or tea warm and hands cool. Uppercup also has a curved inner cup so that you can pour a perfect coffee every time.
Both 321 Water and Uppercup are made in Australia.
If you would like to know more about the reusable options available to you, we would suggest visiting Flora and Fauna. They are an online store that only stocks eco-friendly items such as reusable straws and reusable produce bags.