It’s been two (2) years now and counting when I started switching into organic and natural products. It’s really an amazing feeling being healthy in and out as well as helping the environment.
With this personal advocacy, I was able to research more and share these information with my family and friends who would also want to switch in green living. In addition, I was able to connect with other people and organizations who have the same advocacy as mine which gives me so much learnings and tips on how to be living healthier.
Part of my advocacy is to minimize and eventually be an individual who have zero waste materials to somehow contribute in minimizing the waste being thrown every single day. I know it wouldn’t be that easy as ABC but, I’m starting with some of my little ways.
Here are just few of my little efforts in support to #ZeroWaste:
As an individual who is alarmed on what is happening to the environment, I’m trying to make simple efforts on how to help preserve what is left. And now, I am sharing to you this simple way to contribute in making our Earth a happier place to live.
One of the things that people are constantly using but not realizing the effects in the environment are the plastic straws; with an average usage of 1.6 straws per person and with around 500 million in total of straw wastes every single day. These plastic straws are small items that add up to the growing waste we currently have! Imagine the impact of these wastes in addition with other waste materials we throw every day? Disturbing! 😳
But, thanks to the people who have a heart to think of simple ways in helping the environment to breathe. I finally found a locally made bamboo straw which is reusable, good to the environment and most especially, purchasing these items helps people make a living.
The bamboo straws by Island Happy Ph are gathered by Tagbanuas in Aborlan, Palawan. So while being eco-friendly, we provide them with a livelihood.
Very affordable and stylish bamboo straws for you and your family and friends. Great items for personal use or as a gift. The package comes with two (2) bamboo straws, one (1) cleaner and a pouch for storage.
Please note that these bamboo straws are carefully handcrafted hence, availability takes about 10 days before it arrives. Want one? You may buy your own here: Mary’s Beauty Secrets for just a P150/package.
Menstrual Pads (Pasador)
I really thought of this move for not only once, twice or thrice. I’ve thought about this for quite some time especially that I never grew up in this kind of material being used. Plus, the thought of menstruation which is not really that hygienic. Hence, I’ve read gazillions of reviews and feedbacks and, I’ve convinced myself that this is really the right time and that it would help my budget as well (no more monthly shopping time for menstrual pads + contribution to waste!).
I was able to get my new and cute pasador pads from Binibining Lakambini through Hoy Bata Ph shop located in Parañaque. They have different types of pads depending on the flow of menstruation (heavy, moderate and slight) to choose from. They also have daily liners in replacement with panty liners.
There are so many benefits in using these pasador pads. Aside from it prevents your private part in getting rashes or itchiness, it also protects you not to acquire UTI and cancer. Here are the 10 benefits from Binibining Lakambini in using these pasadors:
Thinking to switch? You may directly order to Binibining Lakambini 🙂