Why go Plastic Free ?
We're surrounded by plastic. It’s in the packaging we discard, the consumer goods that fill our stores, and in our clothing, which sheds microplastic fibers in the wash. reusable to single-use containers, plastic packaging comprises 42% of all plastic produced.
81% of tap water samples tested from around the world contained micro-plastic particles with an average of 5.45 particles per litre. Most of the particles were microfibers.
Centre for Biological Diversity
Want to know more about how to be Plastic-free?
Plastic Free Tips for the Home - for Mothers and Babies
In the kitchen...
- Replace plastic wrap with beeswax wraps or silicone covers.
- Replace plastic bowls, plastes and cutlery with ceramics and metals.
- Replace cleaning cloths and sponges with bamboo and use organic cotton bags to store your fruit and vegetables in.
In the laundry...
Swap the fabrics you buy with sustainable, natural fibres like organic cotton, bamboo or hemp. They are softer, safer and less abrasive for your skin, and they do not release microfibres into the air or waterways.
Check your clothing & bedding for plastic fabrics disguised as polyester, acrylics, rayon, nylon or elastane and use soap nuts to do your laundry.
In the bath...
The trouble is, these chemicals are unhealthy to ingest and don't stay in the toy's plastic.
Be mindful of bathtimes and the plastics you currently use. Use organic natural wash cloths and flannels so that toxic fibres don't go down the drain. And if you let your child swim in the bath with their swimsuit, have a look at the material it is made from.
Single Use Plastics are Polluting Our Planet.
What are Single Use Plastics?
Are Single use Plastics recyclable?
What types of Single use Plastics should I avoid?
What are Single use Plastics made from?
Bring Your Own Cutlery Set
Be an eco-leader and start the change within your circle.
Invest in a Reusable Straw.
Wrap with Beeswax
Use Fabric Bags
ReLove a Plastic Free Wardrobe for your Baby.
This Plastic Free July - Recycle, Upcycle, Reuse & Reduce.
Recycle Your Old Clothes with Upparel!
Plastic fibres are made from Petroleum and break up into nanofibres that float around for hundreds of years. With the fashion industry being the 2nd biggest contributor to landfill waste, recycling your old clothes can help the environment.
Recycle your wardrobe with Upparel
Pack them into a box
Organise a collection
Your box will be picked up from your door
How does renting work?
When you rent your baby's clothes you are part of the solution to end textile waste and microfibres in the ocean.
Your baby will dress in top quality 100% organic clothing whilst you enjoy life knowing they will have a healthier world to live in.
It's solution based!
All clothes go to a maximum of 4 families and are checked and washed to ensure they are perfect for your child when you receive them.
When your child has outgrown them, send them back for the next size up.
Support brands that care about the people that make your baby's clothes and know what the best fabrics are for your child.
No chemicals, no pesticides, no modern slave labour! Just pure organic goodness.
It's a fashion revolution, baby!
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