7 Eco-Friendly Alternatives for Your Everyday Use

Saving the Planet may appear to be something straight out of a superhero checklist. However, you can help by performing a simple act in your daily life, such as switching to eco-friendly alternatives for your day to day tasks.

So, here are 7 Eco-friendly Product Swaps for your everyday use:

 

1. Toothbrush

Plastic toothbrushes are not only bad for the environment but also causes health issues due to Bisphenol-A (BPA) found in plastic. 
So, what's the alternative?
Bamboo Toothbrush is a great option. 

Bamboo toothbrush

 

2. Drinking Straw

Plastic disposable straws are widely used all around the world. The recent hype around the ocean pollution due to these straws have encouraged many people to switch to better alternatives. One of them being Stainless steel straws.

Stainless steel straws

 

3. Carry your own Water Bottle 

Stop buying bottled water and start carrying your own Water bottle. Single-use plastic water bottles are not good for your health as plastic leaches chemicals in your drinks. The bottles also contribute to the killing of more than one million animals and seabirds every year.  

Here are some options, if you're looking to buy alternatives to plastic bottles:
Stainless Steel bottles, Glass bottles

 

Steel bottle

 

4. Coffee Mugs

Paper cups and disposable cups are not a very eco-friendly option even though they may seem to be. They are not 100% recyclable.

So, what's the alternative?

You can carry your own Ceramic coffee mugs to your workplace and keep it there to enjoy your morning cup of coffee/tea everyday. 

  

5. Carry Bags

Instead of relying on polybags when going grocery shopping, carry your own cloth bag. 

You can opt for the one's with good storage space and comfortable shoulder straps. Here's one you can try : Tote Bag

6. Quick Showers

It is estimated that most people use about 50 litres of water for a bath i.e. 2 buckets of water approximately. A low-flow (normally used at homes across India) shower-head uses about 3.5 litres a minute, or 35 litres for a 10-minute shower.

So taking a Quick shower i.e 3-4 minutes you can save a lot of water. 


7. Wooden Comb 

Wooden combs are considered to be better than regular plastic ones. While the latter may cause more breakage, a wooden comb comes with its fair share of benefits.

Improved blood circulation, Less hair breakage, Less dandruff are some of the benefits of switching to wooden combs.