When it comes to being more eco-friendly, whoever said it's the little things that matter, well, they're figgen' genius. When you consider that all plastic that has ever been made is still around (in some form or another) and in the U.S an estimated 50% of all plastic is for single use purposes; it's clear that swapping out everyday disposable objects for some of these awesome products is a no-brainer way to do better by our planet in a very impactful yet simple way!
The problem: It's estimated that 40 billion plastic utensils are produced worldwide each year.
Your solution: What if you never used another plastic utensil again? Gaining your independence from plastic is easy with this item. It'll replace your plastic utensils whenever you get a to-go anything, not to mention it's kind of adorable.
Fun fact: Not only does bamboo grow great without pesticides and fertilizers, it grows crazy fast preventing deforestation AND it also absorbs 35% more carbon dioxide per hectare than equivalent trees. Pretty cool huh?
The problem: Haven't we all seen that horrific video of the sea turtle with the straw stuck up its nose? (Don't say we didn't warn you!) In the U.S alone we consume more than 500 million plastic straws PER DAY, enough to wrap the earth 2.5 times.
Your solution: Drinking from a glass straw is really the classy way all drinks should be consumed and stripes are always in style.
Fun fact: Glass is a fully recyclable material that can be recycled in a closed loop over and over again. Recycling glass also saves on energy as cullets (broken glass pieces) melt at a lower temperature than raw materials.
The problem: Starbucks' customers alone throw out 4 million coffee cups a day.
Your solution: Mason jars cost about a penny a piece. Bring your own jar to your local cafe and add this convenient lid for portability.
Fun fact: Drinking from glass is a great way to make sure you aren’t absorbing any nasty PET’s or BPA’s, known carcinogenic and hormone disruptors found in plastic, which can leak into your food and (especially hot) beverages. Gross!
The problem: The average family throws out 500 Ziploc bags per year.
Your solution: Pack your lunch and snacks (or the kids') in reusable, biodegradable, and designer-approved Bee's Wraps.
Fun fact: The antibacterial properties of the beeswax and jojoba oil help to keep food fresh. Isn't nature awesome!?