How many of you have items in your home that are super convenient, but not the best for the environment?
*Quietly raises hand*
It’s okay. We’ve all been there. Whether you are going to work/working from home, going to school, starting a business, etc, having those quick easy to use items can make simple everyday tasks quicker...right?
Well, what would you say if there were some easy, inexpensive, and sustainable items that will not only be easier for you to use but also help out our environment? Interested? Good!
Let’s take a look at four sustainable items you should incorporate into your wonderful everyday life.
Get a reusable water bottle
Reusable water bottles have been around for years now, and they are a great swap for plastic water bottles. There are a ton of brands out there that have made reusable water bottles that are responsibly made, BPA-free, and give back to organizations that are saving our planet. Having a reusable water bottle you love is also a great way to up your water intake for the day. Try out brands like Klean Kanteen. They are B-Corp certified and 100% carbon neutral!
The world is slowly starting to open back up, but we still need to make sure that we are being safe and following CDC guidelines. According to the site The Conversation, a single mask can carry millions of particles that contain harmful chemicals and bacteria that affect our sea life and even us humans. About 6.8 million disposable masks are being used everyday, but most of them end up in landfills our polluting our oceans. The solution? Invest in a reusable sustainable mask. Reusable masks (without the filters) have been proven to have a lower impact on the environment. There are many factors to keep in mind with reusable masks such as, the way that you wash them, the design, etc. but overall it’s better to have a few reusable sustainable masks.
Organic Reusable Facial Rounds
Most of the disposable cotton rounds end up in landfills and are more harmful to the environment because of the pesticides that are used in growing cotton. According to WWF, it takes 20,000 liters of water to produce 1 kilogram of cotton. 20,000 liters of water! So what might be environmentally better to use in your routine?! Try using alternatives like the Hydrapuff sheets that are 80% pulp and 20% rayon, which is a renewable cellulosic plant made from biodegradable fibers. These facial rounds are a great addition to your skincare routine and will benefit to mama earth.
Replace Your Personal Hygiene Products
Becoming more sustainable in your everyday life can sometimes seem like an impossible and time-consuming task, but trust us when we say that it’ll completely change your life for the better. Being able to change just one part of your everyday routine can have a bigger impact than you think.
Being in the personal care/beauty industry, we’ve seen the harmful effects that single-use plastic has on our environment and knew we had to make the change to see the change. That’s why we switched our PiperWai Natural Deodorant Cream to ocean-bound plastic. Thanks to our partnership with Ocean Waste Plastic we have been able to not only change our Natural Deodorant Cream packaging, but most of your favorites including our Underarm Oil and Hand Sanitizer Gels. We’ve also launched our PiperWai Body Washes in aluminum packaging because it is 100% recyclable. This metal can be indefinitely recycled without changing the quality of the material. The aluminum is also light weight which means producing a lower carbon footprint when it is shipped to you.
We’re helping you swap out your every day products for products that are more sustainable and better for you. This is only the beginning of our efforts in creating more sustainable products. We are excited to have you come along on this journey with us as we save the Earth and smell good while doing so.
Check out more about our products and sustainability efforts here.