Plastic free days : kitchen edition

Hello! Another plastic-free days edition. I am beginning to feel that this will be something that I will continuously update and expand on. Today, let’s talk about the kitchen. I currently still live with my mom, and when it isn’t your own home, the changes made needs to be slow and adaptable to the other end users. So here are a few of the switches we have made so far.

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Thrift finds : Makati Cinema Square ukay-ukay

In my many thrift shopping years, I have never heard of Makati Cinema Square and its hidden ukay-ukay gems. Although I told myself that this will be the year that I do not buy any new clothes, I had previously initiated a challenge with my partner on buying each other ukay clothes with a budget of 500 php! So off to Makati Cinema Square we went. Makati Cinema Square is one of the oldest malls in Makati, dating back to 1982. 

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Conscious living : Lush shampoo bars

ACT ON IT #2: find alternatives for the commercialised shampoo contained in plastic bottles 

Here in the Philippines, it’s a practice to wash our hair daily due to the humid weather we have. In my quest to reduce my waste, one of the things that I find that we throw a lot in our household are plastic bottles, with that are shampoo bottles. Other than that, commercialised shampoo’s have a lot of chemicals which damage the hair and scalp.

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Conscious living : reusable straws

ACT ON IT #1: use stainless steel straws

Plastic straws. I see it everywhere. You use it in your flavored drinks, soft drinks, milk teas, frappes, blended beverages, etc. Then after their one-time use, we dispose of them. An alternative to just stop using plastic straws (if you can’t, just like me) is to buy one that is reusable. Which I DID! I bought a set of stainless steel straws for my straw-using pleasure.

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