PUBLIC Picks: Plastic Free July

PUBLIC is going plastic free for the month of July (or at least trying our very best to!). Plastic Free July was started in 2011 in Australia and has since grown to over 150 countries with millions of participants. Their mission is to build a global movement that dramatically reduces plastic use and improves recycling, worldwide. One week into the month and we found that despite our best intentions to reduce our plastic use, it’s hard to find alternatives. We put together this list to not only help the Publicans #choosetorefuse single-use plastic, but to help YOU get on board too!

Plastic Straws

  • Try: Glass Straws (link), Metal Straws (link), Bamboo Straws (link), Paper Straws (link)


  • Try: Glass Containers (link), Aluminum Tiffin Containers (link)

Plastic Shopping Bags

  • Try: Canvas Bags (link)

Plastic Wrap

  • Try: Beeswax Wrap (link)

Phone Case


  • Try: Bamboo Toothbrush (link)

Hair Comb

  • Try: Bamboo Comb (link)


  • Try: Sea Sponge (link)

Dental Floss

  • Try: Silk Floss packaged in Glass (link)

Coffee Cups

  • Try: Glass Travel Mug (link), Metal Travel Mug (link)

Packaged Food

  • Try: Shop in bulk using your own cotton bags and jars

Take Out Utensils

  • Try: Bring your own from home


  • Try: Packaged in Glass Deodorant (link)


  • Try: Metal Pens (link)


  • Try: Safety Razor (link)


  • Try: Menstrual Cup (link)


  • Try: Shampoo Bar (LUSH)


We’ll be diving deeper into how to live plastic free throughout July, so stay tuned. In the meantime, find out how you can get involved here.

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