2 hours ago
@kappi_life recently sent out an email with a link to an article on their blog titled 'seven sneaky plastics + how to spot them'. some of them i knew about, but some were a total surprise. i've summed up a couple + some easy swaps:
coffee cups - not only are the lids often not recyclable (usually the black ones aren't. check for the little recycling symbol on the others), most takeaway coffee cups are lined with a polyethylene layer that, while providing them with longevity, renders them unable to be recycling or composted. remember your reusable cup or if you forget, sit down and have your coffee in, or simply go without - you probably won't forget in a hurry.
teabags - it really surprised me to find out that most teabags are 20-30% plastic which allows them to be heat sealed and more durable. get yourself an infuser or teapot and embrace the loose leaf life.
synthetic clothing - the majority of microplastics in our waterways are fibres which come from our sythetic clothing when we wash them. opt for natural fibres such as cotton and linen or invest in a microplastic-catching washing ball like a @thecoraball.
glitter - there's a reason glitter is being banned from more and more festivals and events - it's really just tiny bits of shiny plastic. if your outfit or craft project is missing that extra somethin' somethin', give biodegradable a glitter, like @three_mamas ' 'eco glitter' a go.
head over to the @kappi_life blog for a full list of the everyday items you might never have thought plastic was hiding.
what product was the biggest surprise to you when you discovered it contained hidden plastic?