These simple swaps are wins for you and the planet.
Using reusable water bottles, recycling, ditching plastic straws—making choices that are good for the planet can feel overwhelming and complicated. But what if you could make simple, everyday changes that are both eco-friendly and don’t require you to sacrifice your quality of life?
Swapping out certain bathroom products for their eco-friendly counterparts is just one easy way to make a positive impact on the environment. Here are 4 simple switches that are good for you and for the world.
Eco-friendly toilet paper.
Your everyday toilet paper isn’t the most environmentally-friendly product; to make enough for the millions of people who use it, 27,000 trees are cut down every day. A simple way to make your routine better for the planet is to opt for an eco-friendly toilet paper. Whether it’s made from recycled paper or doesn’t use plastic in its packaging, choosing a toilet paper that leaves less of a carbon footprint is an easy, positive change to make.
Refillable shampoo and conditioner bottles.
Most bathroom shelves and showers are filled with plastic bottles. While plastic bottles are recyclable, using less of them is a major bonus for the Earth. By purchasing refillable shampoo and conditioner bottles, you can wash and reuse the same bottles instead of constantly buying new ones.
Bars of soap instead of bottles.
Another easy switch is using bars of soap instead of bottles. Bars of soap use much less packaging material than their bottle counterparts. On top of that, a study found that people use 6 times less soap when they wash with a bar versus a bottle. So not only will you help the environment, but you’ll save soap and money, too.
There’s one plastic item in your daily routine that’s easy to overlook —your toothbrush. Plastic toothbrushes are in nearly every bathroom, but they’re another example of a product that fill up landfills. Bamboo toothbrushes, however, are sustainably-grown and have biodegradable handles. Plus, bamboo wood is naturally antimicrobial.