Eventually, this post will have a longer list of brands and a cute little video, but just in case it takes me way too long to put it together, I wanted to share this list of companies who have supported the #PlastICKY Project and are helping ALL OF US go plastic-free (Yes there are discount codes)
Package Free Shop (Click to Shop) A one-stop shop for finding plastic-free OR alternatives to single-use plastic products. Their goal is ZERO WASTE, founded by the girl who could fit all of her waste from an entire YEAR into a 16 oz Mason jar. The video went viral.
Davids All Natural Toothpaste (Click to Shop) Toothpaste that comes in a recyclable metal tube!! The tiny cap is plastic BUT it is a GREAT alternative if you love toothpaste and don’t want to switch to chalky tablets. They also come with their own little metal key tool to use to squeeze all the paste out! (Also Sold at the Package Free Shop) Use the code “PLASTICKY” for a discount!
Zerovana Plastic-Free Deodorant (Click to Shop) Zerovana is another online store filled with great items to help you go plastic free or zero waste. I’m super excited to try their Deodorant! Use the code PLASTICKY for 15% off of your entire order!
Bee’s Wrap (Click to Shop) This is a fantastic alternative to cling wrap! Not only is it sustainable, but it also won’t leak cancer-causing chemicals into your food while you sleep 🙂
Eco Enclose (Click to Shop) Compostable Mailing Supplies. They have eco-friendly alternatives for tape, bubble wrap, plastic bags – EVERYTHING. This is a really important company that you should share with all of your friends that mail things or have companies that mail products. I’m going to purchase some Eco-Friendly Tape. Get 20% off your first order of $20 or more by Clicking Here or using copy & pasting link: http://ecoenclose.refr.cc/annabelled
Here’s what I’m really stressed out about for this month:
Food. I’m afraid this is going to make grocery shopping really difficult.
Water. I buy plastic water bottles ALL the time. I’m a little bit particular about taste so I haven’t purchased reusable bottles because the plastic ones taste like plastic and the metal ones taste like metal. Also can’t drink the tap water in LA because it’s nasty & not even a Brita filter can clean that shit – plus it’s plastic.
Toiletries. I can’t buy Toilet paper without also buying plastic!!
Other. I understand that there are going to be a lot of products, like pens and toiletries, that I probably won’t need to by more of or replace during this month… but if I want to continue to be plastic-free I’m definitely going to have to find a new place to purchase things. In other words, I acknowledge the privilege I have to start & stop this plastic-free life.
I’m hoping that some of the brand partnerships I’m creating can help me (& you) find stuff to make this transition a little bit easier!
A LITTLE BACKGROUND, AND SOME THOUGHTS ON PLASTIC
My goal is to not create any plastic waste during this month, however, in the case that I do, I’m made it a rule that I CANNOT throw it away. I have to hold onto it until the end of the month and figure out a way to up-cycle it. Throwing plastic away doesn’t make it disappear, it just becomes the earth’s problem… or stuck in the belly of a turtle or a baby bird. And that is something I’m really trying to learn & remember. Our individual disconnection from our culture of consumerism has caused A LOT of problems, for not only our environment but our physical, mental and spiritual health. The first step to fixing it is our mindset & awareness of the impact we can have.
That truly is the secret to everything – you just need to know the power you have and how to use it.
Plastic was made in 1907 for our convenience. We all know plastic sucks but it’s inconvenient to switch. Convenience is the name of the game and I truly believe there is a way to make being plastic free, more convenient than using plastic. Let’s use our power collectively, to do that!!