I have two plastic replacements for this month. The first one is wash up cloths, which I have been using for about 6 weeks now. These lovely little cloths came from my monthly subscription to Mighty Nest and are really great to use. They come in a set of five, so you can change them frequently. When they need a wash, I give them a good soak in 1 cup Bicarb and 2 cups plain white vinegar mixed into half a bucket of hot water. After this, they are washed on a really long hot cycle in the washing machine with other tea towels and cleaning cloths that have also had a good soak. They are all line dried in our scorching sun so I feel confident that any bacteria that may have been lurking is well and truly gone.
Up until these little cloths came into my life, I had been using ordinary wash up sponges or chux type cloths, but I am now converted. I kinda knew that sponges weren't the best choice for washing up but after reading this, I will never use them again. The brand of these wash cloths is called Full Circle and I can't recommend them enough.
The other plastic replacement for this month is toilet paper. Now I know that there is no plastic in loo paper but it is wrapped in plastic. I first heard about this brand of loo paper from Morag over at "Our Permaculture Life and Clare from "The Life of Clare". The brand is "Who Gives a Crap", quite the name, isn't? So it turns out "Who Gives a Crap" is the brain child of some lovely young men who got together to try and solve the problem of the 2.5 billion people across the world who don't have access to a toilet! That figure is just unbelievable! Did you know that?
What's your method of reducing single use plastics at home?