Sponsor Blog: An Everyday Guide to Reusables from Caliwoods!
Recent years have accelerated a much-needed movement towards reducing waste and becoming more environmentally conscious - woohoo! One of the most effective ways people are participating in this by using reusable items instead of single-use products!
From water bottles and coffee cups to cloth shopping bags and food containers, reusable options can help reduce resource use as well as the waste that ends up in landfills and oceans. Here are some of our favourite reusables that are sure to become go-tos in your daily routines. As a bonus, these items save you money, time, look great, and can benefit the whole family!
Reusable Safety Razors are different from the plastic kinds lining supermarket shelves. They're ultra-sustainable, as you only need to change the blades, and they will last well when cared for properly. They are unisex and can be used on all parts of your body. These Safety Razors are easy to use and give you a close silky smooth shave. Gentle pressure is key, you can let the weight of the razor do the work for you!
Plus, you can help create a totally waste-free cycle by participating in the CaliWoods Blade Take Back Program to ensure your razor blades are kept out of landfills and responsibly recycled.
Reusable Baking Mats
Food-Grade Silicone Reusable Baking Mats are luxe yet practical addition to your kitchen. Use the baking mats every day as you would disposable baking paper - think of covering an oven tray to bake cookies or spread your oil-tossed vegies, so they are ready for roasting. The baking mats are easy to use, easy to clean and come in a two-pack so one can be used while the other is in the dishwasher. There is a circular pack too, ideal for baking cakes and other sweets.
No more awkwardly cleaning big oven trays in the sink or buying endless rolls of baking paper!
These reusable Silicone Food Covers will fit any plate, bowl, container, or half-cut piece of fruit or vegetable that is round. They also work relatively well on rectangular shapes. Fruit that has been halved? Coconut milk in cans? Lasagna for the family? These are long-lasting with an airtight seal that keeps your food fresher for longer while cutting Glad wrap out of the equation!
The material is food-grade silicone, and the lids are easy to clean and long-lasting enough for years of frequent usage. Even better, these are free from BPA, non-toxic, and resistant to cold and high temperatures - hello freezer or microwave.
Stainless Steel Pegs
Tired of hosting a plastic peg 'grave yard' on your lawn? These Stainless Steel Pegs manage to be both functional and fabulous. Designed for New Zealand weather conditions - from sunny Northland to coastal windy Wellington, down to the cold plains of Southland - these sturdy pegs are lightweight, won't rust, and have a 10-year replacement guarantee. We’re confident you’ll be reaching for these first the next time you hang out your laundry!
Reusable Paper Bags
Reusable Paper Bags are a fantastic alternative to traditional paper bags!
These are durable, unique, and NZ-made. Made from sustainable materials, these bags will last for over 5 years, are machine washable, and are perfect for carrying groceries, books, or food of course. We love using Reusable Paper Bags for carrying lunch or snacks on the go.
These are also available as pouch bags which are absolutely perfect for filling up at the bulk food store. Whether you're looking to reduce your environmental impact or just want a cute and functional bag, a Reusable Paper Bag is definitely worth investing in.
Choosing to switch to reusable items is not only an environmentally responsible choice, but it also has many personal benefits; you can save money in the long run by avoiding the need to continuously purchase single-use products, and save time by cutting down on trips to the store - a win-win!
Whether you are looking to completely overhaul your routine, or simply make a few changes to reduce your waste there are options out there for everyone.