Tips For Reducing Plastic Waste

It’s Plastic Free July and so we’ve asked the HYDAWAY team how they reduce their plastic waste in their everyday lives. In this blog, you will find tips on how you can help reduce plastic waste.


Niki, HYDAWAY Founder
 “Here are my go-to habits…”
  • Use reusable shopping bags every time. If I forget, I park the cart and go get them or hand carry the groceries out. Every time.
  • I’m picky about what containers are used in food packaging. Some jars look like glass but are plastic. Glass is more easily recycled. Aluminum and cardboard/paperboard are the best choices for recyclability.
  • Teaching the three R’s to my kids so they grow up with an understanding of their impact on our planet. Strong emphasis on the Reduce and Reuse aspects. Recycling is not happening as much as many people think.
  • Bring reusable water bottles and cups, straws, and cutlery on every road trip and even around town. Saying ‘no thank you’ when presented with a straw or single-use plastic accessories. It’s never offensive to say no.”
Sara, HYDAWAY Ambassador
 “I use plastic-free products when I can these are some of my favorites below…”
  • HiBAR for washing my hair
  • Simply Straws instead of regular straws
  • Bamboo toothbrushes
  • Little Seed Farm for our deodorant (served up in glass pots)
  • Dropps for our laundry and dish detergent
  • Who Gives A Crap, who avoids plastics in packaging for our TP
  • Bar body soap from local sources
  • HYDAWAY for our hydration needs instead of bottled water
Jiross, HYDAWAY Ambassador 
“When traveling or on a picnic, I love using beeswax cloths and cute dish towels instead of plastic baggies. Basically, I just pretend that I live in a pre-Tupperware world and so it’s easier to not use plastic.”
Dana, HYDAWAY Ambassador
“These are my simple plastic-free hacks:”
  • Mason jars for as much as possible
  • Wool balls in the dryer
  • Biodegradable earth-friendly poop bags for the doggy
  • Reusable bags
  • Carrying my own straw
Being plastic-free doesn’t have to be difficult or awkward! We hope you are able to incorporate some of these recommendations in your daily life.
For more eco-friendly tips, click here.

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