Plastic Free July is held every year so people from all over the world can look for ways to reduce single-use plastic.
SaveMoneyCutCarbon sent us a selection of sustainable and environmentally friendly products to test and see how they compare to items we normally use.
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Plastic free July
Here’s what we tested this July.
Cheeky Panda has created a range of eco-friendly bamboo products that you can replace with other household items.
You may think that using paper kitchen rolls is fine for the environment as they are often recycled, but bamboo is even better!
They use bamboo in their products instead of trees because bamboo can grow so much faster. In fact, it can grow 3 feet in just 24 hours – 30 times faster than trees.
Trees are renewable because new ones can be grown, but bamboo starts growing again immediately after harvest.
We use your environmentally friendly kitchen roll. In contrast to your own supermarket, they are larger and almost like hard paper.
They are much more stable and do not tear as easily as normal kitchen rolls, even when wet. They’re an all-round tougher kitchen towel – even my teen praised them!
The packaging is also fully recyclable and contains no plastic.
In addition, Cheeky Panda bamboo products are fragrance, chlorine bleach, and bisphenol A (BPA) free, making them safe for sensitive skin.
We also had the opportunity to try Cheeky Panda multi-purpose biodegradable cleaning wipes.
These wipes are 100% biodegradable and are ideal for cleaning the kitchen and bathroom.
We also used them on bulky touch points like door handles and light switches.
Again, they’re made of bamboo, which in my opinion makes them more resilient than other multi-purpose towels we’ve used in the past.
Even the packaging is 100% correct and recyclable through your household collection point or your local recycling center.
Although July got off to a bad start in terms of weather, it’s pretty much barbecue season.
With a few small exchanges, you can even grill more sustainably.
Many of the firefighters you see are made using fossil fuels and may contain kerosene, paraffin, or paraffin wax. They are not sustainable and can contribute to global warming.
Instead, we tried FIRE UP Natural Sustainable lighters, which are made from renewable 100% natural sources of FSC certified wood and vegetable oils.
They are non-toxic and burn CO2-neutrally.
They also work.
Once lit, we used some coconut charcoal, which is also natural and sustainable.
Kind of bag
I think most people are in the process of getting rid of single-use plastic bags now and we’re really good at using bags over and over again.
When you pick up a new bag at a store, chances are it will break after a few uses and it is not always made from 100% recyclable materials.
With Kind Bags they concentrate on developing environmentally friendly carrier bags that are easy to carry.
The bag I use was made from 6 recycled plastic bottles.
It’s light and easy to fold in my handbag.
This is fab because it means I always have one on hand when I’m out and about.
It’s no secret that I’m already a fan of Stasher Bags.
We were sent back by SaveMoneyCutCarbon a few months ago and they made a huge impact on us.
We now use them almost every day for lunch at school (sandwiches and a snack) and use them for leftovers in the fridge and freezer.
Because of their shape, you can get them really flat, which means you have more storage space around them in the freezer.
You can even cook food in it (microwave and oven!).
Stasher bags are made of silicone, which is better than plastic.
They’re also self-locking so I don’t have to search the back of a closet for a missing lid like I do with plastic containers!
Did you take part in the Plastic Free July?
I would like to know how you fared and what changes you were able to make to reduce single-use plastic.
We review different products every month to test the eco products sold by SaveMoneyCutCarbon. Take a look at what we’ve done so far and look back to find out what’s next: