To make it easy for you, we have listed down some daily use products and their eco-friendly substitutes. Choose wisely!
1. Disposable Plastic Plates with Compostable Tableware
This has to be the best option to replace single-use plastic plates. Since plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose therefore, using biodegradable tableware is a wiser option. You can plan a wedding, party, social event or even a picnic using compostable tableware and that will never hamper the taste of the dish. There are players such as CHUK, a 100% compostable & biodegradable tableware brand that helps people eat safe, their products are made out of bagasse (sugarcane pulp).
2. Regular Toothbrush with Bamboo Toothbrush
While making a big change can be hard, but you can start by making small changes like replacing your regular toothbrush with a bamboo one. Brands like Rusabl providing toothbrushes made out of bamboo with charcoal infused bristles help in whitening teeth. The brand claims that the bamboo used is organically grown to retain natural antibacterial properties.
3. Plastic Polybags with Compostable Garbage Bags
Polybag is something that everyone uses whether a general store shopkeeper, clothing store, at home for daily basic chores, showrooms across all marketplaces. Replacing them will be a great contribution to the environment. Brands such as Easy Flux are providing some great options and their products are made out of cornstarch, which is 100% compostable.
4. Plastic Straws with Eco-friendly Straws
It is almost impossible and often inconvenient to be straw-free in the modern world but there are ways for those who want to go green with comfort. The solution is to choose biodegradable drinking straws. Brand like 7 Sister Crafts making straws made out of wheat stubble which decomposes within 6 months.
5. Sanitary Pads with Biodegradable Sanitary Pads
There over a billion non-degradable sanitary napkins clogging India’s sewage systems, water bodies and landfills and these products consist of 90% plastic. But, now there is a quiet revolution going on among educated Indian women and biodegradable pads are gaining popularity these days. Brand like Carmesi, which came up with all-natural and fully biodegradable sanitary pads that are made out of cornstarch, bamboo fibre. The premium pads also come in completely biodegradable disposal bags.