Today, ‘sustainable living’ and ‘going green’ are more than just marketing ploys – they are a necessity. Thanks to a range of great products and initiatives that have launched in recent years, it’s also much easier to make choices that are better for the planet. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best eco-friendly products in South Africa, so you can make sustainable swaps, go green in the kitchen, and finally say goodbye to single-use plastic for good.
1. Bamboo Travel Mug
This on-the-go beverage holder is made using an eco-friendly material combination of bamboo fibres and corn powder. Best of all, it’s dishwasher-safe and super stylish.
2. Reusable Sandwich Bag
This handy silicone sandwich bag is eco-friendly, environmentally-safe, and long-lasting. It’s made from natural materials and is completely airtight, making it ideal for snacks, toiletries, or for storing food in the fridge. It can even be used in the freezer.
3. Stainless Steel Straws
Do your bit for the planet by ditching plastic straws and switching to this elegant alternative. Each set comes with two cleaning brushes and you can choose from a variety of colours. Plated in titanium, they will certainly last you for the foreseeable future.
4. Eco-Friendly Food Wraps
Bee’s Wrap is a natural alternative to plastic made of beeswax, organic cotton, and other natural materials. It’s a non-toxic, biodegradable way to store and cover your food, without causing any plastic pollution.
5. Reusable Water Bottle
Go green with this stainless steel drinking bottle which can easily replace your single-use plastic one. It’s lightweight and reusable, and its slim, stainless steel body will keep your drink tasting fresh and crisp.
6. Reusable Shopping Bag
Need something to carry all your groceries in? Invest in a colourful eco-friendly shopping bag made from recycled plastic bottles. It doesn’t get any greener than this!
Now there’s no excuse for single use!
Compiled by Food and Decor Editor, Claire Badenhorst