10 Sustainable Swaps We're Taking into 2023
At times, sustainability can feel overwhelming! When joining the sustainability community, there is this underlying impression that you have to be absolutely, 100% waste-free - which is just not true!
It’s all about Progress > Perfection! By swapping out disposable items that you use daily for more sustainable and long-lasting products, you can reduce your waste tremendously.
So, in the effort of helping you get started on your sustainability journey, we’ve made a list of the BEST sustainable swaps for 2023 - cause single-use products are so 2022.
And, if you’re already a seasoned sustainability pro, these swaps will help take your sustainability journey to the next level!
Everly | Clean Candle Refill Kits
Have you ever finished a candle and thought, “Now what do I do with this empty jar?”.
The truth is, single-use candles are extremely wasteful and are typically filled with petroleum-based wax, which is not good for your health or the environment!
Everly has the solution - Clean, Compostable, Candle Refill Kits! With Everly’s Candle Refill Kits, you can bring your much-loved empty candle jars back to life in under 2 minutes at home!
Each kit includes a wick, wick holder, and premium pre-scented wax. Just center and secure your wick, microwave your bag of wax for 2 minutes, and pour!
They have so many luxurious signature fragrances that you can’t find anywhere else and, by using natural soy and coconut wax, they burn over 2 times longer than a traditional candle.
Huppy | Toothpaste Tablets
Everyone knows the feeling of carefully rolling up a toothpaste tube in order to get every last drop, but sustainable hygiene has never been easier with Huppy.
Huppy’s toothpaste tablets are a perfect switch for anyone who is trying to cut back on plastic waste - simply chew the toothpaste tablets and start brushing!
Packaged in compostable materials and made without the harsh chemicals found in traditional toothpaste, there really isn’t a more sustainable alternative!
Abeego | Beeswax Wrap
Ditch the plastic wrap! Abeego has the perfect sustainable alternative to plastic saran wrap.
If you’ve never heard of beeswax wrap, it is such a versatile way to store leftovers and keep produce fresh! Abeego’s beeswax wrap is made with natural beeswax and is even washable, so you can keep your veggies fresh all year long.
Jack59 | Shampoo + Conditioner Bars
We’ve all heard of refillable shampoo and conditioner before, but sometimes finding a refill location can be difficult! Here is where Jack59 comes in to save the day!
Jack59’s shampoo and conditioner bars come in a variety of formulas, so you can get the perfect products for your hair type! These bars are also packaged in recyclable cardboard and are even biodegradable, so you won’t have to worry about them staying on our planet for centuries!
Blueland | Refillable Surface Cleaner
Ditch the nasty chemicals in traditional surface cleaners for this sustainable refillable cleaner from Blueland! Made with plant-based and planet-friendly ingredients, it's the most natural way to keep your surfaces nice and shiny.
Just order a refill tablet on Bluelands website, shake with water, and compost the packaging! Your surfaces and our planet will thank you.
Guests on Earth | Refillable Foaming Hand Soap
Foaming hand soap, but make it sustainable.
This refillable foaming hand soap from Guests on Earth is one of our favourite sustainable swaps as they are filled with mineral-based and biodegradable hand soap that leaves your hands soft all day!
With reusable and recyclable vessels and bottles, we couldn’t ask for a more sustainable alternative to traditional hand soap!
Nixit | Reusable Menstrual Cup
Traditional disposable menstrual products are so last year! In 2023, we’re all about sustainable period products.
Nixit’s soft and flexible menstrual cups are made with 100% medical grade BPA-free silicone, so they’re the perfect alternative to disposable period products - and it’s free from the chemicals found in tampons and other menstrual products!
The Bare Home | Refillable Laundry Detergent
The Bare Home has made sustainable home care even easier with their laundry detergent refills! These detergent refills are also biodegradable, vegan, natural, and pet friendly - so you don’t have to sacrifice your fur babies for the cleanest wash!
Ten and Co. | Swedish Dishcloths
Paper towel is out - Swedish Dishcloths are in!
These Swedish Dishcloths from Ten and Co. replace up to 40 rolls of paper towel and absorb over 15x its weight in liquid! Each dishcloth lasts 6-12 months and they are fully compostable once they’ve reached the end of their lifecycle.
Plus, they are so much cuter than paper towels!
Leaf Shave | Reusable Metal Razor
Why use disposable plastic razors when Leaf Shave has the perfect alternative?
This reusable metal razor from Leaf Shave helps to cut back on the whopping 3 billion disposable plastic razors that are sent to landfills each year! With pivoting heads and a selection of 1-3 blades, you have the freedom to shave your way while also cutting back on plastic waste!