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Seas & Straws Spotlight, Issue #012 -- Plastic-Free Skincare
September 30, 2022

In the issue: plastic-free skincare, zero-waste shopping, a plastic-free office and going zero-waste on a budget


How does your day typically start?

Mine starts with skincare. I love choosing products that make my skin feel good - and that also make me feel good about the impact I'm leaving behind.

The Best Zero-Waste Skincare Brands Of 2022

We usually don’t think of avoiding plastic when we go skincare shopping. However, the water that goes into production, and the tons of plastic generated from their packaging is a significant contributor to the plastic waste problem. Not to mention the microplastics that you can find in almost all conventional cosmetic products.

It understandably isn’t easy to simply switch over to plastic-free skincare (it took me 10 years to find out what works for me!).
But, no worries. You can be eco-conscious whilst using quality products, I'm here to help. Check out my list of the best plastic-free skincare brands of 2022 here.

7 Plastic-Free Stores Near You

Since we’re talking about shopping, have you ever considered going to a zero-waste shop? They’re a better alternative - instead of spending extra time and effort sifting through a general shop for plastic-free options, you can simply walk into (or order from) a zero-waste shop and pick up items without worrying about the environmental impact.

If you’re in the US or UK, here are some of the best zero waste stores (both walk-in and online!).

How To Be Zero-Waste - On A Budget

Going zero-waste doesn’t always mean spending money though. If you’re on a budget, or simply don’t need new things here are some great tips to going zero waste on a budget. My personal favorite is mastering the art of the DIY

Make Your Office Plastic-Free

Start October with some new plastic-free living goals: turn your focus to your office space and go plastic-free there! We spend the majority of the work week in the office, which means a significant amount of waste we produce happens there as well. Take these simple tips, to transform your workplace into a plastic-free paradise.

Read on here.

Plastic-Free Through the Year - The Weekly Planner

Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day and it certainly wasn’t built without help. Transitioning to a zero-waste lifestyle isn’t a quick or smooth journey, but I’m here to help! My zero-waste planner provides a week-by-week guide on how to transition to a plastic-free life in a year. Find out more about what it is, what it contains and how it’ll help you here.

It’s been great catching up with you, until next time!

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