In Sinplástico we are living with very few plastic for years. And this change made our life better, healthier and greener.

Today we want to share with you the 3 first steps we made to start our plastic-free life.

Step 1: have a clear idea of our plastic consumption

The first step is the evaluation. The idea is to identify how much and what kind of plastic we use. This first stage can last a few days or weeks. Unfortunately, there is more plastic in our life than we might think. In our case, we looked not only at what we used and threw away at home, but also at the amount of plastic we consumed outdoor as it is where we use and dispose a lot of plastic.

But maybe, the more important is to pay attention to the kind of plastic we use and above all what do we use it for. Only with this sincere analisis, we can look for and find alternatives.

Step 2: Keep calm and elaborate a plan

Once identify your plastic consumption, both the type of wastes and of objects, don’t let the feeling of guilt gain you and don’t panic. We did feel overwhelmed as if we were in front of an insurmountable (plastic) mountain.

Go step by step. Based on the assessment from step 1 build a plan that will help you say goodbye to a huge part of the plastic you use. In our case, we started reducing it stages: first the shopping bags, then bottles, next food packaging, fruit and vegetables weighing bags, etc.

Step 3: Start to substitute plastic objects little by little

Avoid throwing your plastic objects all at once. The idea is not to suddenly create a huge amount of wastes. The priority is the objects you should substitute for health reasons like for example food containers, baby bottles and kitchenware and tools. Then, go looking for plastic-free alternatives as your stuff is getting spoiled or breaks down, like toothbrushes, hair brushes etc.

What is important is to understand that it is not a one day change, and that you need time to think it through, but following those three fist steps we ensure you efficient and long lasting results, in addition to all the satisfaction they will give you.

Cheer up! And don’t forget you can ask us advices and ideas. We are here for you!