Simple Sustainable Swaps

Congratulations on deciding to make more sustainable choices in your life. The following swaps are products I have started incorporating into my daily routine to replace single-use items. They have all been tried and tested, and I can honestly say I really enjoy using every single one of them. I have included links to my favourite swaps. If you choose to try them out, I would like to know what you think of them.

All the links listed below are clickable and will bring you directly to purchase. None of them are commissionable or sponsored links.


Tampons ⮕ Bambody Period Underwear or Diva Cup or OrganiCup

Plastic Toothbrush ⮕ Bamboo Toothbrush

Disposable Razor ⮕ Leaf Razor

Q-tips ⮕ Last Swab

Makeup Remover Wipes ⮕ Face Cloths

Toilet Paper Packaged in Plastic ⮕ ‘Who Gives a Crap’ Toilet Paper

Dental Floss ⮕ Waterpik

Wet Wipes ⮕ Tushy Bidet


Kitchen / Cleaning

Store Plastic Bags ⮕ Reusable Bags

*(I love these IKEA bags – they’re great for groceries because of their size!)

Single-Use Utensils ⮕ Bamboo Utensils

Plastic Dishes ⮕ Glass Pyrex

Ziplock Bags ⮕ Stasher Bags

Store Produce Bags ⮕ Reusable Produce Bags

Plastic Dishes ⮕ Stainless Steel Tiffin

Individual Packaged Cleaning Products ⮕ Branch Basics Cleaning Products

Microfibre Cloths ⮕ Bamboo Dish Brush

Single Use Water Bottle ⮕ Reusable Plastic Free Water Bottle

Disposable Paper Towels ⮕ Marley’s Monsters UnPaper Towels

Plastic Wraps ⮕ Beeswax Wraps

Disposable Swiffer Pads ⮕ Reusable Swiffer Pads


Personal Care / Other

Store-Bought Mascara in Plastic ⮕ Bamboo Mascara

Plastic Eyebrow Brush ⮕ Bamboo Eyebrow Balm

Disposable Masks ⮕ Reusable Masks

*(Please don’t switch to reusable masks if unsafe to do so – they are ineffective against Covid-19 variants. Make sure you put your personal safety before your desire to go zero waste!)

Plastic Phone Case ⮕ Biodegradable Phone Cases

Shopping All New ⮕ Shopping Second Hand

Plastic Hair Elastics ⮕ Plastic-Free Hair Scrunchies or Plastic-Free Hair Elastics

Regular Lip Balm ⮕ Cardboard Packaged Lipbalm

Store-Bought Plastic Brush ⮕ Wooden Hair Brush



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