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Coconut fibre scrubber, cotton cloth for wiping, and a stainless steel chain mail scrubber for the heavy duty jobs ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Same reason shops wrap vegetables and fruit in plastic. Customers buy them.

Then why are those plastic sponges still for sale???

Coconut fibre versions ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

I haven't seen coconut fibre sponges in Coles....

Joel Van Bussel

John Arbon

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Sorry to gross you out, but .........

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Sorry to gross you out, but .........

#plasticfreejuly

 

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I used to buy chewing gum all the time but i went off it years ago.and i hate anyone chewing it noisily!!

Yuck!! I'm going to tell my students that!

No wonder I donโ€™t like chewies

To all the people who are surprised by this information...I am genuinely curious....what did you think it was made from? :)

Yes, my yr 8 science teacher would say "If you want to chew plastic, come up here and have a go at the bin."

so that's why I can't stand it

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A lifesaver for some people with dry mouth symptoms.

For anyone who has put Vaseline on their lips, it is also made from oil.

Kate Webster

Christopher Hedges

Kerry

Jayden Schuld

Kristy Brundell

Layla Farmer

Ava Kitching ๐Ÿคญ

Steph Parrish

Lachie Kieran Lucy

Tyson Brunton

Ash Bunting

Donโ€™t buy it - it should be banned! Jamie Boal

Shani Golding

Dani Panfilo Geri Panfilo

Supreet Kaur

Courtney Jane

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Think outside the square for plastic or disposable items you can stop using.

A good quality metal pen can last you for years (choosing one that has refills available).

Tell us which plastic or disposable item, that is a little different, you have swapped for something else.
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Think outside the square for plastic or disposable items you can stop using. 

A good quality metal pen can last you for years (choosing one that has refills available).  

Tell us which plastic or disposable item, that is a little different, you have swapped for something else.

 

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Just bought my first set of beeswax cloths to wrap food in rather than gladwrap. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Cling wrap - we just cover a bowl in the microwave or fridge with a plate. Also can use saucepan lids on some salad bowls as they fit perfectly. Does the same job ๐Ÿ™‚

Replaced 3 pack (in plastic) synthetic/disposable kitchen scrubbers with 1 crocheted jute scrubber from The Adelaide Remakery โ˜บ

I always offer to bring cutlery for picnics so that no one goes out and buys plastics, and then just bring my metal ones from home. Take them home to wash afterwards.

I refuse plastic plates and cutlery at work morning teas, go into the kitchen and get a plate and fork that I wash later or don't use anything. My comments must be working as I noticed throw away plates and cutlery weren't used for a training the other day :) And wooden pegs instead of plastic

I just replaced my plastic pegs that keep breaking all the time with metal pegs...amazing!

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