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Ditching disposables for beautiful reusables

We've ditched many of the disposable items from our household and replaced them with their reuseable alternative. Plastic wrap, paper towel and serviettes, disposable nappies, baby wipes, pads, and tampons. They all cost money and end up as rubbish. Their reuseable alternatives save you money, are less toxic and kinder on the environment and also feel and look a whole lot nicer. I even consider many of our reusables beautiful.

vintage hankie

Vintage hankies.

pre-loved cloth napkin

Pre-loved cloth napkins.

Modern cloth nappy 1

Cloth nappies (and a much littler Little Eco).

Face washer

Face washers (and in case your wondering why i'm pouring honey on a face washer, I wash my face with honey).


Containers for yoghurt and other lunch treats.

4MyEarth snack and sandwich pocket

Snack pockets and sandwich wraps.

Don’t you think they’re all a whole lot nicer than their disposable alternative?

Giveaway from 4MyEarth

4MyEarth sandwich wrap and snack wrap

Would you like some gorgeous re-usable sandwich wraps just like mine? Rebecca from 4MyEarth has kindly offered to giveaway a set of 4MyEarth sandwich wraps & pockets to one lucky Little Eco Footprints reader.

4MyEarth Snack pocket

To enter head on over to 4MyEarth and check out their range of sandwich wraps & pockets and pop back here and leave a comment sharing which of their prints is your favourite (mines the combi van with birds coming in a close second).

A set of 4MyEarth wraps and pockets

Entries close midnight (Australian EDST) Monday 16th January 2012. The winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator and be announced here in this post on the Tuesday morning. I'll contact the winner directly by email.

Entries have closed. The winner was comment number 82 - Nat. Congratulations Nat, I have just sent you an email.

Thank you all for taking the time to enter.

I was given a complimentary set of sandwich wraps and pockets to photograph because they look a little fresher than the ones we've happily been using for two years.

This post is one of a series that will help you skip the supermarket. Perhaps you’ll consider joining the Little Eco Footprints household in skipping supermarkets, shopping malls and super chains? The environment, your local economy, and Australian farmers will be grateful.