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Bamboo Toothbrushes 🌱~Why make the switch?1 billion toothbrushes are thrown away 🗑 annually in the US, nearly all of which are plastic 🧴. The average person uses 300 toothbrushes in their lifetime. That’s a lot of unnecessary waste 🌍Plastic takes hundreds of years to break down, whereas bamboo can grow 1m per day 🌳 and composts in ~6 months 🌱. As mentioned in my previous post, even @colgate now sell a bamboo toothbrush!~A bit of dental history: it wasn’t until WWI that dental care became a mainstream concern - driven by the need for soldiers to have healthy teeth 🦷 in order...

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As Eskom just announced another round of load shedding 🌒 I thought it would be fitting to talk about clean energy ☀️💨- an (albeit non beauty 💅) topic that goes to the heart of sustainability 🌱~Why does clean energy matter? It matters because ~90% of CO2 emissions come from burning 🔥 fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. And CO2 emissions are set to reach an all time high (again) in 2019 😭~Is clean energy viable though? It is now. When you mass manufacture something, the price of it comes down 📉 - same as what happened with computer chips...

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Natural, plastic free deodorants made in Cape Town 🌍~Around the world, all types of companies are working out how they can reduce the amount of virgin plastic🧴 in their supply chains ⛓, and this includes the deodorant / antiperspirant industry 💦. For example,@dove 🕊 are working with @loopstore_us ⭕️ to provide deo in reusable stainless steel containers, and in the US 🇺🇸 , companies like @byhumankind offer refill subscriptions 📨~We don’t have @loopstore_us or @byhumankind here 🇿🇦 but I think what we do offer at @restockshop is even better. Why?1. Our glass deodorants are returnable (R5 credit per jar!) so they can be sterilised and reused, enabling a circular economy ⭕️...

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Just dropped out first Bokashi 🗑 off at @ozcfarm 🌳 What a view! It’s such a hidden gem 💎 ~When I first started trying to go zero waste 🗑, I focused on avoiding unnecessary (or any) packaging 🧴📦 for my purchases 💳. But after a while it become apparent how much of what we were still sending to landfill 🚚 was food 🥘 ~I try very hard to avoid having to throw food away 🥗 (eg many of us, me included, overestimate how much we need to get on our weekly shop 💳) but some waste is unavoidable if you cook at...

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🦷 Years ago, few of us (me included! 🙋‍♀️) were thinking about the plastic🧴in our dental products; it just wasn’t on the radar ✈️ Luckily, there are dozens and dozens of alternatives available these days 🐼 from bamboo toothbrushes🚰 to tooth tabs 💊 to toothpaste in glass containers 🧪 to bamboo interdental brushes 🦷 to silk floss 🧶~I was curious to see how demand for eco dental products has changed and was shocked - swipe ⏩ to see global searches for “bamboo toothbrush” in pic 1 and “plastic free toothpaste” in pic 2. Even @colgate now sell a bamboo toothbrush! This once niche...

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