Plastic-Free Tuesday is on Pinterest! – A few of our favourite first pins..

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Plastic-Free Tuesday is now also on Pinterest! Yeay! This means even more plastic-free inspiration and sharing of tips and tricks in cutting down on plastic consumption and waste.

Pinterest is great for sharing  all kinds of information and inspiration, including, we should have known, plastic-free living. We’ve already been busy collecting many pins over the past weeks on a wide range of everyday plastic-free items, inspiration and DIY tips.  Over 200 pins so far! If you take a look at our Pinterest page, you will find the pins organized on 7 different ‘boards’ with themes such as ‘the blog posts,  ‘tools’, ‘inspiration’, ‘DIY’, ‘personal care, ‘cleaning’, but also a board on .. ‘who knew?’..  some of the coolest out-of-the-box plastic free thinking (see below).

Please, keep check of the blog as well, since we will post  some of our favorite pins here regularly as well.  I mean, wooden Lego..? Who knew?! I didn’t. 🙂

Wooden Lego blocks (from Mokurukku)

Wooden Lego Blocks

Wooden Lego Blocks. How cool?

Wooden flashlight

Wooden flashlight

Modern version of the traditional torch? :-)

Bamboo keyboard

Bamboo keyboard

Bamboo keyboard. Got many questions on this already. “How do you work without plastics?”     Here’s an answer?

“Liquid wood” safety helmet

Helmet from "liquid wood"

Helmet from “liquid wood”.

Edible Jello Cups

Edible Jelloware (by The Way we Design Things). Vegan disposable and compostable cups. Different flavors too :-)

Edible Jelloware (by The Way We See The World). Vegan disposable and compostable cups. Different flavors too 🙂 For when glass or stainless steel is no option?

Plastic-Free chewing gum (via My Plastic-Free Life)

Yeps.. Other gum apparently contains plastic. This one's without!

Yeps.. Other gum apparently contains plastic. This one’s without!

Wooden toothbrushes

We have a couple of this on our Pinterest board 'personal care'. Any you like in particular?

We have a couple of these on our Pinterest boards. Any you like in particular?

Contact lenses cases (design by Beverly Moon)

Nice right? (via Mocoloco).

Nice right? (via Mocoloco).

Alright, just a selection of the more special plastic-free items.

I think that probably  for many of you the basics might still be a prime concern as well, i.e. getting groceries plastic-free, coffees, lunch, or a shower :-). They are for me.. Pins abound on these issues as well on the various Pinterest boards,  so have a browse! Wishing you happy pinning, and please, drop us a comment if you have any other things to add or experiences with any of these specific products? We’re just collecting most of them and have not necessarily used them ourselves (yet).

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

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Marlies

Always interested in pursuing a more responsible and sustainable life-style, Marlies immediately got on board with the Plastic-Free Tuesday Project as a regular blogger. Marlies' special mission this year is to stop the use of any single-use or disposable plastics in her daily life, aiming to help the planet a little by being a responsible consumer. Follow Marlies as she explores her city, Groningen, in the Netherlands, from a different, plastic-free perspective, or as she travels around for work and weddings this year. Marlies is in charge of our activities on Instagram.

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    • Marlies

      Great right? They look so nice! And no plastic. Not sure if you already took a look at our Pinterest boards, but we came across other alternative Lego blocks as well:
      http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/sawdust-coffee-tea-lego-blocks-colors-tokyo.html

      Made from saw dust, cedar bark shavings, coffee beans and/or green tea leaves. Though unfortunately, I now note at the bottom of that post that these materials are actually bound together by recycable polypropylene.. Hmm, that’s a catch.. In terms of overall plastic consumption it’s probably less plastic though.. yet, they allegedly smell nice as well, which means a child might start nibbling.. 🙂 Not sure if that’s good with the plastic inside.
      In any case, it’s good to see a move towards plastic awareness and potentially eco-friendlier alternatives.

  1. That lego is so pretty. And check out the contact lens cases! Thank you for sharing that! I thought that was one thing that really was only available in plastic, and would just have to be put up with. People are so creative 🙂
    Leanne

    • Marlies

      Hi Leanne,

      Yes they are! It often just takes a slightly different perspective, a little creativity, and simple action, certainly when it comes to plastics… One thing i have not been able to find a way around yet is contact lens fluids though.. 😉 maybe some clever person will sort that out too. 🙂 other wise its back to a plain pair of glasses (in a metal frame) I think…? 🙂

      If you need more inspiration, be sure to check out the other pins on Pinterest! we have more cool stuff gathered there!

      Marlies

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