Product profile: Go plastic free
With the world slowly waking up to the environmental disaster that is petroleum-based plastics, more non-plastic options for all kinds of common household items are becoming more readily available.
Biome, one of Australia’s original eco-stores, has an entire section dedicated purely to alternative, long-lasting products that are completely plastic-free.
Products include glass, stainless steel and bamboo drinking straws; glass and stainless steel kitchen containers, jars and utensils; bamboo and wood toothbrushes, hair and scrubbing brushes; stainless steel and wood clothes pegs; fabric/beeswax reusable food wrap sheets; natural fibre baskets and bags; unwrapped or paper-wrapped personal care products; wood and bamboo toys; stainless steel and glass water bottles and coffee cups; the Solidteknics range of cookware; even organic and biodegradable hair scrunchies—the list is huge, with almost 600 plastic-free products.
While many of the products will cost more than their plastic equivalents from the local supermarket, they are free from petrochemicals and are either environmentally benign or biodegradable.