Are you at home? Look around: how much plastic do. you see? Probably a little bit more than you realized.
From toiletries, food packaging, to children’s equipment and toys…plastic is everywhere. While some plastic is unavoidable, it’s important to take stock and think about how much we really need. Once created, these plastic items will exist virtually forever, so ask yourself: are they really worth it?
Joel Remy, father of four and founder of sustainable children’s brand Bamboo Bamboo, traces his “aha” moment to a magazine article asking: “Did you know that nearly every piece of plastic ever created still exists?” It was then that the reality of the “plastic-problem” hit him, and he started to think about creating more sustainable options for families and kids.
Now that understanding plastic alternatives is becoming more mainstream, there are so many companies like Joel’s making sustainable products at varied price points. we can all start somewhere on the road to using less plastic in our daily lives, and your children’s everyday items are a great place to start.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite plastic-free and sustainable options…and once you’ve finished reading this post, head over to our Instagram to enter to win some of these items!
Baby Boosa, £13.50
Baby Boosa produces a range of tableware, accessories and toys that are made from platinum food grade silicone that is BPA, phthalate, and PVC free. Committed to sustainability, every single Baby Boosa product has been thoughtfully designed to arrive packaged in a re-usable storage bag to avoid the unnecessary use of single use plastic packaging.
This soft, stylish silicone bib has a secure and comfy adjustable fit, with a deep front pocket keeping messy little eaters clean. They come in a range of on-trend colors, and are great to take on the go as they roll up and take very little space.
Bamboo Bamboo, £15.99
Plastic-free, all-natural, organic, biodegradable as well as functional and stylish describes the range of products by Bamboo Bamboo. All bowls also have a silicon suction base to avoid them being upturned on to the floor. The ear sections of this bamboo bunny plate are great for separating yoghurt or dipping sauces, and it has wide rounded edges and a removable suction bottom.
Scandiborn is a responsible retailer selling eco-friendly, Scandinavian-inspired toys and accessories for children. There are so many eco-friendly options to choose from, but we loved this bamboo and melamine dinosaur tableware set. Perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner, they are soft to the touch, toxin-free and super practical–and they make a beautiful gift set.
Eco Rascals at Kidly, £17
The brainchild of two mums on a mission to make sustainability stylish, Eco Rascals’ organic bamboo and silicone tableware is plastic-free, biodegradable and as funky as it is practical. We love their latest plastic-free snack pots made from bamboo and complete with non-leak silicone lids
Tiny Fox Teethers, £8.99
Created by a mother of two, Tiny Fox Teethers offers a cute selection of silicone teething toys and necklaces for babies. We love the silicone bunny teether available in a range of colours. Made from soft, food-grade silicone and natural beech wood, all the teethers are durable, non-toxic, chewable, and resistant to the growth of mold and bacteria.
Jojo Maman Bebe, £18
One of the UK’s best loved baby retailers sells this eco-friendly set. Not only is the design beautiful, but it has been made with organic bamboo and BPA-free silicone that’s soft against gums and makes for easy scooping. It’s naturally anti-microbial and anti-bacterial and free from dangerous chemical substances.
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