If you’re anything like us, you probably think of a cute little panda eating a snack when you hear the word bamboo. What you probably don’t think about when you hear the word bamboo are all of the advantages that come with using bamboo for non-dietary purposes!
Let’s be real, big box stores where most people buy their products like Walmart, Target, Costco, etc… aren’t using bamboo as their main material when making their everyday household products. Instead, they are using plastics & non degradable materials which is contributing to the massive landfill & ocean pollution problem we have found ourselves in today.
As we laid out in our most recent Instagram post (catch up on our feed here), there’s a TON of plastic waste material flowing into our oceans…and when we say tons, we really mean 8 million tons. What’s worse is that 80% of said ocean pollution comes from onshore plastic waste from everyday people like many of us reading (and writing) this article.
But let’s be real again, nothing in this article that you have read thus far is “new” news. These aren’t groundbreaking revolutions or facts. Pollution has been evident for years however big box stores STILL have yet to make the eco switch…. or really even address it at all.
Plastic is used as a common material is making items like straws, cups, plates, food containers, coffee lids, and more. Most people might assume that these items using plastic are doing so because that is the only option we have, but bamboo is a more sustainable and eco conscious option.
Bamboo, a material that Conscious Crates intends to incorporate into their shop coming soon, is a 100% biodegrade and renewable resource that can be used for various different products! Bamboo based products can replace products like straws, cups, mugs, make up brushes, toothbrushes, and more that are usually made out of plastic. Not only do they help the environment and keep our water clean, the products also have a sturdier & more natural look to fit in with any type of home decor or color scheme you already have flowing in your home!
Switching one household item from plastic to eco friendly & sustainable is easy when you do it in stages! You don’t need to break your budget to go zero waste all at once but you can start now by making small steps.
On your next grocery trip, buy a couple reusable grocery bags instead of using the plastic at the store. Or maybe instead of buying your normal plastic container of detergent pods, opt in to buy an eco friendly brand like Planet Inc. that uses more friendly ingredients and biodegradable packaging.
Tell us below 👇🏼 what item you have already or plan on switching out for a more sustainable option!