I would like to thank Plaine Products for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Only 75% of people actually recycle. Did you know that out of all of the stuff that we recycle, only 9% of it actually gets recycled. There are so many recycling that all of it can’t be used. In order to something to become recycled, companies need to purchase the recycling to make new products. And like I just mentioned there is just too much. Instead of recycling, we need to get in the habit of re-using. This is what I love about Plaine Products. In honour of Earth Day, I am partnering with Plaine Products to help bring awareness of this issue.
I’ve mentioned Plaine Products before in past in this blog and have also posted about them on Instagram. The company was founded by 2 sisters who made it their goal to eliminate single use plastic. If you personally know me, you know how much I hate single use plastic and even polyester for that matter. After seeing how much plastic was in their bathrooms they decided to come up with natural products for our bathrooms in reusable bottles.
They offer shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion, face wash and hand soap in aluminum bottles. When you first order your products, you request a pump for you to keep. When you’re done with the bottles, you simply send them back with a free return label and they then sanitize and reuse the bottles again! The cool thing about aluminum, is that it’s able to be completely recycled without losing any quality. Plastic on the other hand can only be recycled twice. Plaine Products also uses not new materials in their shipping boxes. The boxes are made from 95% post consumer and 5% post industrial wastes.
Besides using their products, there are so many other ways you can reduce your single use plastic. Some simple things include bringing your own grocery bags to the store. Some states like Oregon, California and New York have already banned single use plastic. Instead of using those plastic produce bags at the store, get some reusable cotton or mesh ones. I know it’s hard and I am nowhere near perfect when it come to this but I try my best. On this Earth Day, I hope you can do something to help eliminate single use plastic.