INFORMATION, RESOURCES, AND A COLLECTION OF THE BEST PLASTIC-FREE ALTERNATIVES FOR EVERYDAY LIVING
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Instead of using plastic transplant pots, make your own small pots from newspaper.
Another alternative to plastic pots are these plantable, compostable peat pots.
Instead of plastic planters, try these attractive acacia planters from thirteen chefs, who participate in carbon a offset and tree planting program with the National Forest Foundation.
Instead of buying bagged compost, make your own. this book is an inspiring introduction. [but really all you have to do is pile it up and let it rot!]
Plastic weed barriers are so impervious to water and air that they damage the health of the soil. These biodegradable barriers provide protection against weeds in a new bed, but then biodegrade and enrich the soil.
Instead of plastic netting, try a sustainable hemp alternative for growing vines, fencing, and plant protection.
But you don't even need a pot to start seeds! try soil-blocking. a large initial investment, but you never need those little plastic pots again.
When you must have a large, plastic-like pot, go for bamboo. you will never know the difference. [tip: terracotta pots seem earth-friendly, but they are actually not biodegradable]
Instead of plastic, store your garden greens in this handy drawstring bag made of 100% certified organic unbleached cotton.
Instead of plastic plant tags, try these sustainable alternatives.
Instead of buying plastic stakes, find some straight sticks in the backyard, or buy sturdy bamboo stakes like these.
Buy lifetime-quality metal gardening tools, instead of cheap plastic ones. This 100% steel hand-forged trowel will be your companion for decades, and at the end of it's life can be recycled.