From Cutlery To Steel Straws: Alternatives To Plastic That You Must Adopt For A More Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Nupur posted on 23 May

'What you sow, so shall you reap'. Have you ever witnessed nature narrating this phrase to you through her actions? The harm you cause every second to the environment, is equivalent to the wrath nature might bring upon you in the coming years. Plastic usage is really the worst thing that you can do to right now. Whether it’s straws that end up killing creatures of the sea or menstrual pads ending up in wastelands, you must avoid the usage of plastic or any non-biodegradable items. So let's not piss Mother Nature off and shift to a few eco-friendly alternatives while we can.

Menstrual Cups

You can entirely skip the process of disposal of your sanitary pad if you use menstrual cups. Sure, it may be a little inconvenient the first time you use it, but that’s a small price to pay to avoid mounds of plastic in the environment. Made out of silicone, some of them may not be biodegradable, but you can recycle them after a lifetime of use. Or you can switch to reusable pads. 

Bio-Degradable Cutlery

Restaurants often end up using plastic cutlery that ends up in bins as soon as you are done eating, leading to waste. The replacement is bio-degradable cutlery or just asking the delivery service to skip the cutlery and use your own. We also found edible cutlery at Bakey's and you might want to check that out. 

Steel Straws

Straws are super qualified to mess up with the environment single-handedly. This one-time use commodity often ends up at the sea and pokes the sea creatures the wrong way. Not only do they often end up ingesting it, they also sometimes get stuck in their nasal cavity, causing them problems. Invest in steel straws instead, and do your bit to save the aquatic life. 

Bamboo Toothbrush And Combs

Skip those toothbrush ads that prod you to invest in plastic toothbrushes. Instead, invest in bamboo toothbrushes that come closest to what our ancestors used-barks. They are not only efficient but will also rid you of the guilt of using plastic. Same for combs, choose a bamboo comb that will sort out your hair the natural way.

Shopping Bags

With Maharashtra’s plastic ban, we cannot reiterate the fact enough that it’s okay to carry cloth bags to stores, just like our parents did. Plastic bags can be reused, true, but can the damage they cause be reversed? No. Cloth bags look cool and are stronger plastic bags. And if any store or shop insists on giving your essentials to you inside a plastic bag, refuse the offer. 

Vegan Handbags

Ladies, you don't need to compromise on style to go eco-friendly. Because New Leaf makes life easier with its vegan handbags. From casual to party wear, a lazy brunch to a fancy dinner; there’s something for everyone. You can get slings, wallets, satchels, totes, backpacks, clutches, party slings and even travel accessories.

P.S-All their bags are PeTA approved.