I thought I'd start off the year going over all the things that I've previously reviewed or recommended.
In October 2022 I told you about the Cookina Reuseable Baking Mat - still using the same one with excellent results. That's a lot of foil and parchment paper saved!
Also in October 2022 - Nature Bee cleaning tabs - still happy with them and still using them.
November 2021 - recycled fabric gift bags - still doing and still LOVE! Everyone gives me the bags back and my Christmas wrapping is done beautifully in 5 seconds!
April 2021 - homemade deodorant - partial fail. Suddenly Arrowroot, one of the key ingredients became hard to find. I ended up two great companies making deodorant in plastic free containers. Dom's had a Vanilla Mint which I love and another brand Routine - sexy sadie with ylang ylang, vanilla & cinnamon. I found both of those at One Love Refill & Fashion aka Bare Refillery in White Rock.
February 2021 - The Butcher - Fraser Orr's Butcher & Deli - still no plastic and wrapped in paper.
The Farmer's Daughter - the cheese storage bags last such a long time so you are saved from sooo much plastic. Still using them, still loving them.
June 2020 - I'm still using refillable shampoo, conditioner, dish soap, body lotion, hand lotion etc. all from Ecotopia Naturals in Sidney.
June 2020 - Brita to Soma - not using either now as my new fridge has water. Filter replacement is every 6 months or so. No matter which way there was plastic in the filter...hopefully the built in is the better, lesser choice.
Dental products - I've gone back to the regular but Oral B came out recently with a refillable container for their dental floss with a huge roll so much less plastic waste.
That's all of them. Don't give up - keep trying. Tap those condiment bottles and choose glass whenever you can, keep shopping nude and slowly we'll get there, but we can try for more quickly!
Sharing the discoveries of how to #ditchtheplastic in our lives.