There’s too much plastic in our bathroom essentials, from shampoo, toothpaste, and make-up containers and packaging. It all adds up and ends up in landfills. We have to reduce the plastic we use in our daily lives if we want to make sure that future generations have the same resources that we do now and more importantly, prevent more plastic from leaking into our oceans and killing marine life there. Here are some tips on how to reduce plastic from your bathroom essentials today!
Why You Should Reduce Plastic
Our oceans and waterways are already full of plastic. By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in our ocean. By reducing your use of plastic, you can keep those numbers from rising even higher. Plus, did you know that toxic chemicals like BPA leach into your food and water when they come into contact with plastic? We’re sure you don’t want these toxins in your body!
The Easiest Ways to Reduce the Amount of Plastic You Use
First and foremost, avoid products with unnecessary packaging. If you have a limited selection of stores available in your area, check out a local recycling company like Sunrise Sanitation. They’re a great resource for finding eco-friendly bath products without all that excess plastic packaging.
Tools to Help You on Your Journey
To cut down on plastic, use bar soap instead of liquid. If you want to reduce waste from toothbrushes, consider switching to a bamboo toothbrush (which also happens to be biodegradable). Not only will it save you money in the long run, but every purchase helps support sustainable forestry practices. While there are many refillable options for tubes of toothpaste out there, we recommend going with an eco-friendly brand.
Home Waste Pick Up Services
Don’t want to deal with all that plastic? You can let Sunrise Sanitation take care of it for you, handling everything from plastic shopping bags and food packaging, Styrofoam and biodegradable containers. Just call Sunrise Sanitation at 301-334-6212 to sign up for our residential pickup service.