PLASTIC FREE SOLUTIONS
FOR EVERYDAY PRODUCTS

INSTEAD OF THIS

Plastic water bottle.

USE THIS

Ocean Bottle.

THE DETAILS

Stainless steel water bottles can last an average of 10 to 12 years before they need to be replaced.

Get yours at our Business Ally Ocean Bottle by clicking the logo below.

WHY IT MATTERS

More than 8 million tons of plastic bottles enter the ocean each year.

INSTEAD OF THIS

'Reusable' coffee cups.

USE THIS

Amazing pottery cups from our Business Ally, Pottery for the Planet.

THE DETAILS

Reusable mugs and coffee cups are designed to last for 3,000 uses.

Get yours at our Business Ally Pottery For The Planet by clicking the logo below.

WHY IT MATTERS

Even 'disposable' coffee cups have plastic lids and liners that become microplastics.

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Single blade safety razors

INSTEAD OF THIS

'Disposable' razors

THE DETAILS

A safety razor has a body built to last. The only part that ever needs to change is the blade. Also, shaving with a safety razor reduces skin irritation, shave bumps, and ingrown hairs.

Get yours at our Business Ally Seed & Sprout by clicking the logo below.

WHY IT MATTERS

In the US alone, over 2 billion disposable plastic razors end up in landfill each year.

INSTEAD OF THIS

Liquid hand soaps in plastic bottles.

USE THIS

Bar soaps.

THE DETAILS

Bar soaps have a lower environmental impact with minimum paper-based packaging. Also, plastic packaging with liquid soaps require around 20 times more energy to produce.

Get yours at our Business Ally Seed & Sprout by clicking the logo below.

WHY IT MATTERS

Each year, over one billion plastic bottles of body wash are emptied, and enter the garbage and recycling stream.

INSTEAD OF THIS

Plastic toothbrush.

USE THIS

Bamboo toothbrush.

THE DETAILS

A natural bamboo toothbrush will last just as long as a plastic toothbrush. Bamboo is the fastest growing land plant in the world.

Get yours at our Business Ally Seed & Sprout by clicking the logo below.

WHY IT MATTERS

Plastic toothbrushes contribute over 22,679,618 kgs of waste each year in the US.

INSTEAD OF THIS

Plastic cling wrap

USE THIS

100% compostable clingwrap from Great Wrap.

THE DETAILS

Plastic wrap is extremely difficult to recycle so it often ends up in landfills. Also, many plastic wraps are made using potentially dangerous chemicals.

Get yours at Great Wrap by clicking the logo below.

WHY IT MATTERS

In Australia alone we unnecessarily go through 150,000 tonnes of cling wrap each year.

INSTEAD OF THIS

Cheap polyester fast fashion clothing.

USE THIS

Recycled cotton clothing or hemp clothing.

THE DETAILS

The textile industry is the second largest polluting industry in the world after oil and gas.

Get yours at Hemp Clothing Australia or our Business Ally The Common Good Company by clicking the logos below.

WHY IT MATTERS

In New York State alone, 1.4 billion pounds of clothing are thrown out each year.

INSTEAD OF THIS

Plastic shopping bag.

USE THIS

Organic cotton tote bag.

THE DETAILS

Plastic bags take over 1000 years to decompose and release toxins into the soil. Also, many sea creatures mistake them for food, blocking their digestive processes.

Get yours at our Business Ally Seed & Sprout by clicking the logo below.

WHY IT MATTERS

Americans alone use 100 billion single-use plastic bags each year. This requires 12 million barrels of oil to manufacture.

INSTEAD OF THIS

Plastic plates, cups and cutlery.

USE THIS

Ceramics, glass and steel cutlery.

THE DETAILS

Not only do plastic plates, cups, and cutlery affect our environment, they also affect our health. Using plastic plates, cups, and cutlery regularly can increase your risk of developing kidney stones, breast and liver cancer, reduced sperm count, and hormonal imbalances in humans.

Get your's at our Business Ally Pottery For The Planet by clicking the logo below.

WHY IT MATTERS

Americans alone use 40 billion plastic utensils per year. All while 98% of takeout meals are eaten at home or work where reusable ones are easily accessible.

INSTEAD OF THIS

Plastic pegs.

USE THIS

Stainless steel pegs.

THE DETAILS

Plastic pegs typically last only one or two years before breaking.

Get yours at our Business Ally Seed & Sprout by clicking the logo below.

WHY IT MATTERS

Plastic pegs are not recyclable and end up in landfills where they last for over 1000 years and break down into microplastics.

INSTEAD OF THIS

Plastic bin liners.

USE THIS

Biodegradable bin liners.

THE DETAILS

Like all plastics, plastic bin bags break down into microplastics over the span of hundreds of years.

Get yours at Woolworths by clicking the logo below.

WHY IT MATTERS

Every day, at least 3.5 million tonnes of garbage is generated worldwide. The majority of this waste ends up in plastic bin bags.

INSTEAD OF THIS

Bubble wrap.

USE THIS

Hex Wrap or newspaper.

THE DETAILS

While technically recyclable, very few places accept it to be recycled so plastic bubble wrap often ends up in landfills.

Get yours at Heapsgood by clicking the logo below.

WHY IT MATTERS

In 2020, there were 131 billion packages shipped worldwide. While some companies have moved to biodegradable packaging, the majority of these packages used plastic bubble wrap

INSTEAD OF THIS

Liquid laundry detergent.

USE THIS

TruEarth detergent strips or laundry powder.

THE DETAILS

Liquid laundry detergent, unless concentrated, contains 60 to 90 percent water. This unnecessary extra weight leads to more emissions during shipping.

Get yours from Tru Earth by clicking the logo below.

WHY IT MATTERS

About 900 million laundry jugs are thrown out each year in North America

BONUS TIP!

INSTEAD OF THIS

Wine that has no environmental impact.

USE THIS

Our wine!

THE DETAILS

Premium wine that matters for people who care.

For every bottle of wine you buy, we remove 10 plastic bottles from the ocean.

WHY IT MATTERS

Every year, at least 14 million tonnes of plastic end up in the world's oceans. We can all help to put an end to this with the simple changes outlined here.