Plastic is everywhere. There is more plastic being made each year than the amount that's being recycled. While recycling is a good start, almost all of the plastic that has been made is single use, non-degradable and will not break down for hundreds of years. Because plastic has so many uses, it is more important than ever to find an alternative product. The world produces over 300 million tons of plastic every year, and mostly it’s thrown away - not recycled. LUUMI can help turn this around.
Here are five items to ditch to help you “unplastic” your life:
Switch: LUUMI Straws
Plastic straws get thrown away. A LUUMI Straw gets thrown in the dishwasher when its dirty. Pure platinum silicone means this straw lasts and lasts. So drink up, and enjoy.
Ditch: Sandwich Bags
Switch: LUUMI Bag
Get rid of plastic sandwich and snack bags. The LUUMI Bag holds whatever you whip up in the kitchen for an on-the-go snack - sandwiches, wraps, cookies or other bite size snacks. Put it in the freezer, microwave or even the oven up to 400º F. Then toss it in the dishwasher when you’re done. Easy!
Ditch: Tupperware Containers
Switch: LUUMI Bowl
Is your cupboard full of plastic tupperware containers and lids? Substitute all of those containers for a few LUUMI Bowls! Perfect for almost any kind of food. It’s dishwasher, freezer, microwave and oven safe. It even makes a great sous-vide cooking utensil, where you immerse food in warm water. Folds down into an actual bowl, too. Handy, right?
Ditch: Cotton Swabs
Switch: LUUMI Sili-Tips
100% plastic free, eco-friendly reusable nubbies – the world’s newest item on the market to replace single use cotton swabs, cotton buds and Q-tips. LUUMI Sili-Tips are multi-use, multi-function and affordable. They are made from pure platinum silicone with a stainless steel core and are easy to clean and reuse. Head on over to our Kickstarter to get yours today!
Ditch: Coffee Cups
Switch: LUUMI Sipping Lid
Make plastic coated disposable coffee cups a thing of the past. The Sipping Lid works just like a disposable drinking lid, minus the disposable part. Place it over your mug or glass, and enjoy whatever liquid you’ve placed inside. Wash and reuse as needed.
So there you go! A few easy changes you can make in your day to day life to help unplastic the world!