Despite the goal of reducing plastic, I am extremely aware that this isn’t always an option. There are still many products I use that come in plastic only because I am yet to find an alternative that is of the same quality.
I have compiled a list of my favorite plastic free businesses and businesses that encourage the reduction of plastic use. I hope this help you on your journey of cutting down on plastic.
This local brand makes a variety of shampoo bars for all hair types. I have tested them and totally approve! They last about 3 months for me when I was my hair daily in the summer. Not only is this a plastic free brand but the bars are also made with eco-friendly products and are not tested on animals.
The Body Shop
Yes, plastic! Plastic everywhere!!! OK, except for a few items. But despite this, if yoh purchase any items from The Body Shop you can return your empty bottles for them to reuse and you’ll recieve R20 off your next purchase for every bottle you return.
Seattle Coffee Company
While it does not sit top of my list in terms of coffee spots, Seattle Coffee offers you 10% off your coffee if you bring your own cup and I think that’s great!
Yes, South Africa has its very own milkman company. The days of recieving a milk delivery, in glass bottles every morning seemed to be just a nostalgic memory for many of us but this company has revived that. You simply place your order and reorder when your milk is finished. The milkman will collect the empty, washed, glass bottle and delivery the full ones.
Faithful to Nature
Undoubtedly, a plastic-free living heaven! If there is anything you need and I really mean anything, you’re bound to find it on Faithful to Nature.
Back 2 Nature
Local and plastic-free this company offers a wide range of beauty products to keep your skin feeling healthy and fresh. My favorite of theirs is their facewash, toner and toothpaste, but I found the moisturizer to be too oily for my liking.
This online store offers a variety of granola’s, flours, grains and legumes all packaged in the most gorgeous, plastic-free boxes designed by local artist Sarah Grace.
This is a must! If you read my last blog post you know that. Restraw is a local company which sells beautiful glass, metal and bamboo straws packaged in really pretty hemp cloth bags.
The variety of reusable cups they offer are endless and you’re bound to find the perfect one for you. These cups are made with bamboo fibre and are BPA and phthalate free. I take mine everywhere I go.
When you or a loved one get a cut or an injury, plasters are everyone’s go to. Only issue is that plasters are plastic, they are not biodegradable and they last pretty much a day or so before you replace it with a new one. This brand makes eco-friendly plasters, packaged into the most beautiful, sustainable bamboo container.
This store is a great place to purchase durable and eco-friendly kitchen cleaning essentials and reusable cotton grocery bags. They also offer other products that are bound to help you reduce your usage of plastic.
Located in Fourways, Johannesburg this shop offers a wide range of unpackage products to fulfill your refill dreams.
If you live in Cape Town, Nude Foods in Zonnebloem is the place to make your refill dreams come true. They offer a mind blowing amount of unpackaged and plactic-free options.
Re-useables and Such
Founded by a zero waste enthusist and climate change activist. This store offer you all your reusable needs from shopping bags, to bread bags to bees wax wraps used instead of cling wrap.
If self love and plastic-free living had a sanctuary where the two could intertwine, it’d be Lush. This haven offers a wide range of both men and women face and body products. All their products are made from natural ingredients and most are free of plastic.
Links to above mentioned stores
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