A Different Way To Detox: Go Plastic-Free For A Week

Updated: Aug 24, 2018

Challenge: Detox Yourself from Plastic this Week.

How?

There are simple home-based switches that you can make that will potentially be long-lasting. People are making it easier than ever to reduce waste! Check out our roundup of Hong Kong-based companies that offer plastic alternatives to every day home essentials.

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WATER BOTTLES

STOP USING PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES! This one is tough because sometimes you are just in a rush and need to buy that water bottle at the gym to hydrate you during that spin class. If that happens, reuse that water bottle as much as you possibly can. But for this week’s sake – switch to a plastic-free alternative. You never know, it might just stick.

Copper Water Bottle from CocoGlo HKD375



This Copper Water Bottle is not only stylish, but immensely nourishing. According to Aryuvedic practices, copper has a variety of benefits that include slowing down the ageing process and aiding in weight loss.

If that isn’t your thing, try the KeepCup. You can use the KeepCup for your coffee and tea.

KeepCup from Apartment49 HKD145 for the large



STRAWS 

The biggest issue in our kitchens – straws. These one-use immediately-disposable demons need to be tackled asap. Try this alternative:

Bamboo Straw Set & Cleaning Stick from Not Just Bamboo USD15.50 (with an office in Hong Kong)


FOOD WRAPPERS

This is a biggie – we never realise how much we use plastic wraps in the kitchen. From Cling Film to Ziploc Bags, it’s time to switch up your routine. Try Beeswax reusable wraps.

Beeswax Food Wrap Variety (3-Pack) from Plastic-Free HK HKD140


TOOTHBRUSH

We have to replace our toothbrush often in order to keep up with personal hygiene. Have you ever thought about replacing your plastic toothbrush?

Humble Brush from No Waste Hong Kong HKD39


TOOTHPASTE

Same as above! You run out of toothpaste so quickly and have to restock often. Think about all that waste! Try this toothbrush stick.

Dentrifice Vegan Solid Toothpaste from No Waste Hong Kong HKD85


There are plenty of options out there to start going plastic-free and to start reducing your waste. These ideas above are among a few just to get you started.

Would you consider doing this as a “detox” this month? There has never been a better time to start than now.



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