Time to bring out your reusable shopping bags, food savers and tumblers for the Plastic-Free July Challenge.
I digged out my not-so-plastic purchases from Daiso over the years to demonstrate how shopping in everyone’s favorite $2 haunt can be just as enjoyable, without going gaga over only the plastic containers, plastic organizing tools, melamine tablewares, and microfibre towels. I never know I can find jute strings easily here until I saw them in Daiso!
#01 – cotton dish towels that are so soft that I turn them into handkerchieves to replace the use of tissue papers.
#02, #03, #04 – Three different designs of food savers in glass or enamel material, albeit with plastic lids.
#05 – Japanese Tenugui for anything that requires wrapping.
#06 – drinking mason jar with handle for a yummy smoothie.
#07 – wooden trivets for hot pots.
#08 – natural loofah for smooth skin. I found this without plastic wrappers.
#09, #10, #11, #12, #13 – wooden/bamboo kitchen tools : spoons, chopsticks, forks, spatula, rolling pin.
#14, #15, #16 – paper string (for bundling up newspapers for recycling), jute string (for crafting), butcher’s twine (for cooking).
#17 – these European thin glass drinkwares that I turned into toothbrush mugs.
#18 – bakewares that are pretty enough for food to be served in them.
#19 – chawanmushi cups with lids for perfect steamed eggs.
#20 – tea cup for zen moments.
#21 – wooden pot lid holder.
#22 – ceramic plant pot.
#23 – ceramic oil burner for freshening up a room.
I enjoy discovering these non-plastic products as I feel that they give me more value for money since they also tend last longer too, with most in mint condition (except the loofah, of course) when I take good care of them. What about you? Do you have your favorite non-plastic purchases from your local 100-yen shop too?