MANY of us have resolved to cut down on our plastic use to help the planet.
Disposable cups, cutlery and straws can end up in landfill or the sea.
Here is how to easily replace them with sustainable alternatives that will not cost the Earth . . .
CUT OUT THE CUPS: Got a serious coffee habit? Reduce waste by buying a reusable cup.
You can pick up the Typhoon glass reusable 400ml pink coffee cup at studio.co.uk for just £10.
Also get a reusable water bottle. The glass mint silicone bottle (500ml) at Tesco costs £4.
DITCH THE PLASTIC: For eating on the go, check out the reusable bamboo cutlery set — including knife, fork, spoon, straw and straw cleaner in a cotton bag — for just £3.99 at newlivingstore.co.uk.
Bamboo is a natural, sustainable material that grows quickly. Products made from it are biodegradable.
BRUSH UP: Replace your plastic toothbrush with a bamboo one for £2.95 from seaforyourselfco.com. Or Tesco has the Pro Formula bamboo toothbrush for £2.
ALL WRAPPED UP: Cut out clingfilm and use beeswax wraps to keep food fresh.
Get 15 per cent off purchases at beeswaxwraps.co.uk with code SUN15 at checkout until the end of January.
IN THE BAG: Replace single-use carrier bags with Uniqlo’s eco-friendly off-white lightweight reusable bag, just £2.90.
Or pick up the Let’s Create natural cotton bag at Wilko for £1.60. Grab your paints or pens and jazz it up with a design of your choosing.
HEAVEN SCENT: Rather than spritzing clothes with chemicals to mask odours, check out the eco-friendly charcoal air purifiers at coopersofstortford.co.uk.
These chemical-free bags use 100-per-cent natural bamboo-activated charcoal to eliminate odours and absorb moisture.
They are currently reduced from £15.99 to £9.99 for a pack of three. SAVE: £6
HAVE a good hair day with this Panasonic Advanced folding hair dryer. Down from £179.99 to £129.99 at Boots.
ALDI has launched healthy Balanced Boxes, including garlic chicken tikka masala and Thai yellow chicken curry, available fresh and frozen, from £1.99 apiece.
THE Decathlon New Year sale is on all this month with big discounts on a range of sports clothing and fitness gear, including this women’s hoodie, now £11.99 down from £19.99.
SHOPPERS at Asda can enjoy January deals at the hot chicken counters this weekend with an Extra Tasty large whole bird down from £5.99 to £2.99.
OCCUPY little ones with eco-friendly cardboard building kits.
Pick from a bee, ladybird, stag beetle and dragonfly, above, £9.99 at buildyourownkits.com. All four are £33.97.
Or buy the make-your-own cardboard bugs set from Joules for £7.50.
OVER at Morrisons you can get 700ml bottles of zingy raspberry lemonade-flavour Remedy kombucha for just £2, down from the usual £3 price.
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