Healthy Planet Ideas

It’s easy to feel incapacitated by the largess of our climate and plastic crisis. I believe the strongest way we can make an impact is by modifying everyday habits. None of these products pay for my endorsement. I just love them so I am offering them to you. If you have others to recommend, please email me and let me know about them. Let’s make this guide all encompassing.

ZERO WASTE PERIOD

The Diva Cup

It takes a tampon longer to degrade than the lifespan of the woman who wears it. And they are clogging up our sewer systems and our oceans. Google Fatberg, or don’t, if you’re squeamish. The average woman throws away 250 to 300 pounds of menstrual trash in her lifetime and it is almost entirely avoidable, not only by a better option that produces almost entirely zero waste and is way more comfortable to wear.

I used my diva cup since the day I discovered it for seventeen years before I stopped getting my period. I recommend it to all my retreats, especially when we go remote places. And even though I’m trans, I loved using it so much that I wanted to be the company’s spokesperson and even wrote them an email about it. I clearly didn’t make the cut because they didn’t get back to me.

TOILET PAPER/ TISSUES/ PAPER TOWELS

https://us.whogivesacrap.org/

It’s not wrapped in plastic and is all recycled or made from bamboo.

SUSTAINABLE BODY SOAP/ DISH SOAP REFILLS

https://fillaree.com/

These guys send you the soap in reusable and returnable refill bottles.

LAUNDRY DETERGENT AND DISHWASHER DETERGENT PODS

https://www.dropps.com

No plastic necessary. Effective plant based cleaning solutions. Safer ingredients.

100% COMPOSTABLE TRASH BAGS AND DOGGIE BAGS

https://www.unni.world/

Dogs make up a a third of the world’s overpopulation problem right about now. And we love them. So the least we can do is get compostable bags.

TOOTHBRUSHES

Bamboo ones are awesome. I will never go back. You can even find them with queer rainbow brush heads, I mean, what’s not to love.

SHAVING

This works well for all genders. Manscaped has a razor called The Plow. Minimal waste. All you have to do it change out the blade. Even better than Harry’s, which involves plastic waste.

DEODORANT

ByHumanKind have a refillable container and they send you the deodorant to put inside. Genius. And Prima Life Organics package their stuff in paper. Zero waste. Pretty awesome.