Back in 2001, the Save the Turtles initiative started as a way to protect sea turtles and their eggs from poachers and save their species. And in recent years, it has become an even bigger movement as environmental issues like global warming and climate change have come to our attention.
Because of the increasing awareness about humanity’s responsibility to take care of the environment, many have been trying to live a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle—among which is using reusable bags and utensils. (Read: Meet Pia Ocampo, A Diver Who Helps Turn Ocean Plastic Into School Chairs)
These are just some of the things we can do to help the environment, as taking care of it means ensuring a liveable environment for future generations. And aside from that, those working amid the quarantine can also use these reusable utensils as many restaurants and food establishments are not giving out single-use plastic utensils and straws anymore.
So if you want to make the switch to a more sustainable life, we’re giving you stores where you can get your first reusable items! These stores also have an online presence which means you can still purchase even during the quarantine.
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Sip PH is your one-stop-shop for reusable straws and utensils. They have food-grade metal straws that come in various sizes for the different beverages you drink and bamboo cutlery, too! Aside from that, Sip PH also carries a reusable food container you can bring to the office. Their products come in canvas packaging as they try to reduce plastic wastes. (Read: Mindful Living: What’s the deal with reusable bamboo straws?)
Jayden & Co.
Jayden & Co. is a newly launched brand that carries silicone products ideal for babies. It prides itself on helping moms in the kitchen by providing them easy-to-clean silicone bibs and containers. (Read: Virus-proof your home with these easy (and affordable!) ways)
But their containers aren’t just for toddler use! It can also be used by teenagers, adults, and anyone who likes to snack. Another thing is that their snack cups are collapsible so you can keep it in your bag after you’ve consumed your cookies or biscuits. It’s also totally spill-proof!
You can get the collapsible snack cups from their website.
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Telescopic stainless steel straw with telescopic (yes!) straw cleaning brush in a sleek aluminum tube with carabiner clip so you can bring it everywhere. Clip it on your house or car keys, lanyard or purse so you don’t have any excuse to use single-use straws. So small! Extended length: 23cm (same as regular straws). Comes in rose gold, silver, or black. ₱130/set Shop online via www.paraluman.ph or via our official Shopee reseller at www.selyo.paraluman.ph
Paraluman PH practically has everything that you need to start a zero-waste, sustainable lifestyle. They have stuff for the kitchen like metal straws and cutlery, and things you need for the bathroom such as shampoo bars and bamboo toothbrushes. Their shipping is also plastic-free and some items are sold at limited quantities to avoid hoarding and reselling (at much higher prices).