Plastic Free Swaps

Here you can find some ideas for plastic free swaps you can make around the home and out and about. Try this bingo card!

Bathroom

  • Use a shampoo / conditioner bar INSTEAD OF buying single-use plastic shampoo/conditioner bottles
  • Refill shampoo / conditioner INSTEAD OF buying single-use bottles – see refills page
  • Use a bar of soap INSTEAD OF buying single-use shower gel / body wash bottles
  • Refill hand soap INSTEAD OF buying single-use bottles – see refills page
  • Refill toiler cleaner (or buy bog bombs) INSTEAD OF buying single-use bottles – see refills page
  • Use bath bombs INSTEAD OF buying bath soap in a plastic bottle
  • Use a bamboo / wooden toothbrush INSTEAD OF a single-use plastic toothbrush
  • Use dentabs / toothpaste tabs (or make your own) INSTEAD OF using single-use plastic toothpaste
  • Use bamboo/silk dental floss INSTEAD OF single-use plastic dental floss
  • Use bamboo cotton buds INSTEAD OF single-use plastic cotton buds
  • Use cardboard / ‘naked’ deodorant INSTEAD OF spray deodorant
  • Use washable face pads / cloths INSTEAD OF plastic-lined facial wipes

Kitchen

  • Use washing up cloths made of materials like loofah INSTEAD OF plastic-lined washing up pads
  • Use alternative (e.g. wooden) scourer brushes INSTEAD OF plastic-lined scourer pads
  • Refill washing up liquid INSTEAD OF buying single-use bottles – see refills page
  • Use loose tea INSTEAD OF plastic-lined teabags
  • Keep food fresh with beeswax / vegan food wraps INSTEAD OF using single-use plastic clingfilm
  • Use jars to store foods then REFILL – see refills page
  • Order milk in glass bottles from a milkman INSTEAD OF buying single-use plastic milk bottles
  • Use biodegradeable bin bags INSTEAD OF plastic bin bags
  • Use dishwasher powder INSTEAD OF plastic-wrapped dishwasher tablets
  • Refill laundry liquid and fabric conditioner INSTEAD OF buying single-use bottles – see refills page
  • Refill multi-surface cleaning liquid INSTEAD OF buying single-use bottles – see refills page

Out and About

  • Carry a reusable water bottle INSTEAD OF buying single-use plastic water bottles
  • Carry a reusable coffee cup INSTEAD OF buying single-use plastic lined coffee cups
  • Carry a metal straw or just refuse a straw INSTEAD OF using a plastic straw
  • Carry wooden cutlery INSTEAD OF using plastic cutlery
  • Carry containers to put products in INSTEAD OF being given single-use containers just thrown in the bin
  • Carry a bag with you INSTEAD OF being given a plastic bag
  • Carry mesh bags to store your fruit/veg INSTEAD OF using single-use plastic bags

Check out our refills page to find out where you can get your refills from.