WHAT’S NEW THIS MONTH IN REUSE
SUNCREEN IN A METAL TUBE!
Finally, an option for sunscreen without plastic in a tube. Metal tubes make it easy to apply sunscreen and are better for the environment! Metal tubes are a great way to store sunscreen because they’re durable and recyclable. They can be recycled and reused, unlike plastic tubes. The tubes also prevent spills and leaks, keep the sunscreen fresh, and make it easy to dispense without creating extra waste. So far, we have only found two sunscreens in metal tubes:
REFILLABLE SUNSCREEN APPLICATOR
The compact and sustainably designed applicator for sunscreen can be filled again and again. This reduces the amount of plastic used by buying small tubes and bottles. Instead of purchasing sunscreen in large quantities, refill the Solmate reusable applicator.
It is a great way to make sure you have sunscreen with you at all times. The holder is made of certified ocean-bound plastic and has a perfect size.
THE NEW BOOK SHOWCASES HOW TO GET SHARING
Eleanor Tucker’s Thanks for Sharing: I Gave up Buying and Adopted Swapping, Borrowing, and Renting explains how sharing sustainably can lead to savings and a happier life.
She describes her year-long experience of buying as little as possible and instead relying on sharing, lending, and borrowing. The author also explores why this is more affordable and leads to a more fulfilling life.
Find it Here: Booksio(US) / Waterstones(UK) / Booktopia
What is a reusable steel container that can be used in a microwave?
What about a stainless steel container that you can use in the microwave? How is this possible? According to black+blum’s makers, the reason is that it was designed to be smooth and round so as not to spark.
These food boxes are airtight, lightweight, and durable. They’re perfect for meal preparation. These food boxes are oven-safe, making them a multi-functional reusable container that can be used as a meal prep box, for food storage, if you’re on the go, or even an oven container.
Read more about them in the UK.
WATERLESS WASTELESS SKINLESS
Most beauty products contain 80-90% of water. Jade Beauty’s low-waste skincare products are in powder form as refill sachets. The sachets can be added to a water-filled bottle to create a skincare product. Available products include a 2-in-1 cleanser and masque, and a foaming wash.
These products are made with high-quality, pure, and potent ingredients.
Here they are (AU).
MORE WAYS OF CUTTING WASTE WITH WATERLESS CENTERS
WORLD’S FIRST NET ZERO CARBON SHOE
Allbirds M0.0NSHOT shoe is the first carbon-neutral shoe in the world – and it doesn’t require a carbon offset. A standard shoe has a carbon footprint of 14 kg CO2e. Allbirds M0.0NSHOT’s carbon footprint is 0.0 kg.
Green PE packaging made from sugarcane and carbon negative is used for minimal packaging.
Click here for more information.
The First-Ever Repair Festival
The inaugural Repair Festival is being held this August in Redfern, Sydney. Bower is using the festival from 8-20 August to showcase the skills of local creatives and woodworkers. They will also bring auctioneers, business/community organizations, and DIYers. The repair and reuse ethos will also be shared, and attendees will feel empowered to make changes.
Click here to learn more.
REUSABLE TRAVEL BARBEQUE
EcoBBQ launched a compact, ultra-portable reusable barbecue to replace disposable single-use barbecues. Eco-friendly fuels such as charcoal, charcoal-briquettes, or instant-lighting coal can make it ideal for picnics, road trips, camping, and walks.
Click here to see the UK.
FOOD-GRADE STAINLESS STEEL POPSICLE MOLDS
Make your popsicle in reusable molds to avoid plastic wrappers. Life Without Plastic’s Freezycups come in high-quality, rustproof stainless steel with food-grade silicone gaskets. They can also be cleaned and reused.
The bottoms are flat so they can rest upright on a surface if an ice pop is placed down.
Available Here (US).
THE REALITY OF FREEZING PLASTIC AND HEALTHY POPSICLE OTHERWISE
WAST FREE LAUNDRY SOAKER AND STAIN REMOVER
Zero Co has added a soaker, wash booster & stain remover to its range of products available in returnable pouches. Use in washing machines where stain removal is essential, and whites need to be brightened.
This product is made with biodegradable surfactants and does not contain chlorine bleach. This product is not in the returnable pouches that are reused. It is in a compostable industrial bag.
Here you can find a wide range of complimentary personal care, home cleaning, and household cleaning products.
Improved Vegan Wax Wraps
Have you ever bought vegan wax reusable wraps for food and found they needed stickiness? The new vegan wax wraps can replace plastic wraps in a reusable way. They are very sticky. These wraps are made from certified organic cotton and coated in a mixture of sumac berry oil, homemade coconut oil, and damar resin.
The two large wraps can be cut with scissors into smaller sizes depending on what you want to use them for.
Find them Here (US).
NEU RANGE PLASTIC-FREE FELTED DECORATIONS
& Keep’s new felt party decorations are made from wool and do not contain any plastic. The collection includes a hand-felted and beautifully embroidered Happy Birthday garland as well as a wool tassel garland and pompom garland.
These are handmade by fair trade artisans in Nepal using 100% wool. They can be used to celebrate for years.
View the entire range of products here in the UK