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7 Eco-Friendly Alternatives for Your Everyday Use

Saving the planet might sound like something taken straight from a superhero checklist. But actually, you can help by doing a simple act in your daily life, like switching your everyday tools to eco-friendly products. You know, developing a concern towards the environment is a super thing to do too. With few substitutions, we can take one step closer to realizing our goal of zero waste to landfill, and ultimately protecting the earth for the future.
Here are seven eco-friendly alternatives that you can use today for things you use every day :
Now a lot of manufacturers offer toothbrushes with handles made of bamboo and bristles made of castor seed oil. They can last as long as plastic toothbrushes do and usually come with plant-based packaging too. Not only that, but you can also avoid the risk of exposing yourself to Bisphenol-A (BPA), which is sometimes found in plastic toothbrushes and can cause human infertility.
Food Container
For the same reason, you can grab a reusable glass or stainless steel food container to bring your lunch to work or school. It will reduce the risk of BPA, phthalates, PVS, and lead pollution. If you prefer to buy rather than bringing food from home, look for restaurants that use packaging made of eco-friendly materials like Foopak Bionatura.
The same goes for straws. Although small, plastic straws can cause enormous problems when accumulated. And they also contain dangerous chemicals called polypropylene, which can dissolve in water and disturb human estrogen. People are gradually leaving plastic straws around the world, and you can join the global movement by using reusable stainless steel straws or look for restaurants that use biodegradable straws made of organic materials like dried coconut leaves or paper straws like the ones from Enza MF.
Also, note that many fast-food restaurants and food vendors still serve their products with single-use plastic cutlery. You can start cutting down the potential waste by bringing your reusable stainless steel cutlery and ask vendors not to provide ones when you order food delivery. Another option is to use ones with more eco-friendly materials like wooden or bioplastics. By the way, researchers have been developing bioplastics from crustacean shells in the past view years, and it could be the next solution for this issue!
Shopping Bags
Speaking about bioplastics, this could also be an alternative for your usual shopping bags. Bioplastic bags decay relatively quicker than most as they are made of natural materials, including by-products from food processing facilities. Or you can bring reusable bags for shopping instead. Tote bags are trending anyways, so you can stay fashionable while saving the planet!
Batteries have become an essential item for many households. Yet they are also made of a variety of chemicals which can cause pollution if thrown away casually. We can solve this problem (and save money too!) by using rechargeable batteries. They are a little bit more expensive than usual batteries, and you also have to invest in the charger as well. But in the long run, you will save a lot while helping to conserve the environment.
Sanitary Napkins
For a very long time, menstruation remained a taboo for public conversation. This situation resulted in some women having no awareness about menstrual hygiene and the disposal of sanitary napkins. Using organic sanitary napkins not only helps in conserving the environment but also is a safer solution for your health as they have fewer additives and dye.
Start Now
There are a lot of other eco-friendly alternatives that can replace your everyday tools out there, and these are only a few of them. But the important thing is to start now and be the superhero you are today. Follow our social media accounts and let us know in the comments if you want to know the other eco-friendly options!

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