Plastic may have been the biggest boon of the 20th century, but it sure is the greatest bane of today. Thankfully, people are becoming increasingly aware of this problem and trying to do their part in this fight. From individuals to organizations, everyone needs to join this fight to save our environment before it is too late.

From wooden coat hangers to coffee cups, people are trying to replace whatever plastic they can. Replacing every single plastic item in your store in one go may not be feasible. But you can start with these 5 alternatives to plastic items we all use:

  • Paper Bags

People around the world use about 5 trillion plastic bags every year. That is 400000000000 kilograms of non-biodegradable waste. Unfortunately, most of this ends up being burnt or dumped in landfills. Either way, plastic bags are a significant problem that must be tackled immediately.

Paper and cloth bags are one eco-friendly choice. They are not just bio-degradable but also recyclable and reusable. They are also easily disposable; you only need to send them to a paper mill, and they are off your hands.

  • Stainless Steel Straws

How ironic is it that you are planting your peace lily in a plastic planter? Do you think people would overlook that? Add a bit of chic elegance to your store with wooden planters. They are not only good for the environment but can also elevate the look of your space.

  • Wooden Planters

How ironic is it that you are planting your peace lily in a plastic planter? Do you think people would not notice that? Add a bit of chic elegance to your store with wooden planters. They are not only good for the environment but can also elevate the look of your space.

  • Wooden Coat Hangers

This one is especially true for fashion outlets. Stop spending a part of your profits on flimsy plastic and wire hangers. Instead, invest in sturdy and robust wooden hangers, and they are sure to run for a long time. You can even personalize it with your brand name and logo to create brand awareness.

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Wooden hangers are much better when compared to the other options available. Plastic hangers usually have a shorter life, and wire ones make it extra easy for your clothes to slip off. Wooden ones are not just aesthetic but are also sturdy enough to handle your winter coats and jackets.

  • Wooden Cutlery

Stop sending plastic cutleries when you can easily replace them with wooden ones. Zomato made a sustainable choice by adding the option to not send cutlery as per request. This avoids the wastage of cutlery that was not even needed in the first place. Add wooden cutlery, and you are saving the planet from 22000000 kilograms of waste every month.

Why Do You Need To Take This Step?

Countries are trying to take collective steps to try and reduce plastic consumption. The recent Australian law banning single-use plastic in some states was a step in the right direction. Many other places like Bangladesh, New York State, Hawaii and California have also implemented this step.

Shop owners need to start adapting to these new needs with some changes of their own. Otherwise, you are not only hurting the environment but also your store in the long term.

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