I hate plastic 5 days of giveaways: Day 5

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This is it: day 5 of the 5 days of giveaways!

The first few days of a breakup are always the worst, but we’ve made it together. I hope you see why you deserve so much better than what plastic has to offer (nothin’ but nasty chemicals). I’ve helped you rebound by introducing you to a number of awesome products that can replace the plastic in your life, and even played match-maker for a few of you lucky giveaway winners!

But my match-making isn’t over yet…

Today 2 readers will win a $25 Glass Dharma gift card to purchase some awesome glass straws.

Just take a second to think about all of the plastic straws you have seen at restaurants and bars and even in your own home. Now imagine them all in a landfill or floating in the ocean… Right.

In addition, while most plastic straws are made from #5 plastic which is believed to have a low hazard, some additives and softeners in #5 plastic have never been tested for safety (not very reassuring).

So to decrease your environmental footprint and avoid exposure to potentially harmful chemicals found in plastic, glass straws are a must. I have a set of the bent Glass Dharma straws and use them daily for my morning lemon cayenne pepper drink and smoothies. And they also add a touch of elegance to a post-work cocktail.

Glass Dharma is the original glass straw manufacturer. The straws are made with clear, borosilicate glass, making them extremely strong as well as heat and cold resistant. They make a variety of different lengths and diameters to fit your needs, and have both classic straws and their “decorative dots” straws which are super fun.

Want to get your hands on some Glass Dharma straws?

  1. Click here to check out all of the different straws Glass Dharma offers (this is just for fun!).
  2. Click here to sign up for my newsletter. I have some great giveaways planned for the next few months, but you must be subscribed for emails to be eligible to win. You can unsubscribe at any time, I never sell or give your address to anyone, and I promise not to email you ever more than once a week.
  3. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway.
  4. Cross your fingers and hope I email you tomorrow morning!

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I hate plastic 5 days of giveaways: Day 4

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I really just have three things to say to you:

  1. Bottled water is unhealthy, environmentally-unfriendly, and an absolute joke. 90% of what you’re paying for is the bottle: a little plastic bottle that leaches chemicals into the water it contains.
  2. BPA-free is a load of B(P)S so don’t go trusting those BPA-free plastic reusable water bottles. 
  3. You deserve so much better.

Three readers will be selected to receive 1 Lifefactory glass water bottle each with this giveaway!

Want one?

  1. Click here to check out the water bottle on Amazon (this is just for fun!).
  2. Click here to sign up for my newsletter. I have some great giveaways planned for the next few months, but you must be subscribed for emails to be eligible to win. You can unsubscribe at any time, I never sell or give your address to anyone, and I promise not to email you ever more than once a week.
  3. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway.
  4. Cross your fingers and hope I email you tomorrow morning!

Note: This giveaway is open to everyone, but the bottles will be shipped to continental U.S. residents only. Winners who are residents outside of the U.S. will receive a gift card for the lowest listed price for the prize on Amazon.

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I hate plastic 5 days of giveaways: Day 3

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I fancy myself a collector.

A collector of glass food storage containers.

In other words… I have way more than I actually need. It probably stems from a subconscious desire to overcompensate for growing up in a house where we used leftover plastic Chinese take-out and sour cream containers as food storage.

Plastic food storage containers can leach some pretty nasty chemicals into your food.

And I’m not just talking about the old sour cream containers we used, I’m also talking about the pretty reusable ones you can buy. Most are made with plastics 4, 5, and/or 7. Plastics 4 and 5 are believed to have a low hazard, though some additives and softeners used in plastic 5 have never been tested for safety which is troubling to say the least. Plastic 7, on the other hand, includes a whole range of plastic materials, including polycarbonate, an important source of the endocrine disruptor BPA. Now now, don’t go thinking BPA-free containers put you in the clear: remember, BPA-free is a load of B(P)S

The bottom line: storing your food in glass containers is the best way to avoid harmful chemicals found in plastic.

Which is why glass food storage containers are a must in this week of giveaways to help you put plastic in your past.

For this giveaway, there will be two winners, each receiving a 14-piece Pyrex container set.

Enter to win:

  1. Click here to check out the container set on Amazon (this is just for fun!).
  2. Click here to sign up for my newsletter. I have some great giveaways planned for the next few months, but you must be subscribed for emails to be eligible to win. You can unsubscribe at any time, I never sell or give your address to anyone, and I promise not to email you ever more than once a week.
  3. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway.
  4. Cross your fingers and hope I email you tomorrow morning!

Note: This giveaway is open to everyone, but the container sets will be shipped to continental U.S. residents only. Winners who are residents outside of the U.S. will receive a gift card for the lowest listed price for the prize on Amazon.

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I hate plastic 5 days of giveaways: Day 2

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Summertime is just around the corner.

And plastic is so passé. So turn your best face towards the sun in a new pair of Panda bamboo sunglasses.

Ever heard of Panda? They’re an awesome company with a unique product and an even better mission:

We are on a journey to change the environmental and social impact of sunglasses. We produce high-end sunglasses handcrafted from sustainable bamboo.

Sunglasses have traditionally been made from harmful plastics and metals through environmentally damaging manufacturing processes. Bamboo is a green alternative to environmentally hazardous plastics and metal sunglasses. Its environmental benefits arise out of its ability to grow in a sustainable manner without the need for fertilizers, pesticides, or much water. It is more moisture resistant and more stable than traditional woods such as Oak. Bamboo is quickly becoming one of the most important plants in the world.

And as if that wasn’t enough…

What’s more, each purchase gives the gift of vision to someone in need. Through our partnership with Optometry Giving Sight, we have found a unique opportunity to help grow organically alongside a non-profit organization.

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*Plastic who?*

I know, I’m smitten too.

So not only are they helping the planet, but they’re also helping those in need. Gosh I just love a company with a conscience (not easy to find nowadays).

Wanna win a pair of these awesome sunglasses?

  1. Head on over to the Panda site to check out all of the glasses (this is just for fun!) — they have 8 different styles and 6 different colors.
  2. Click here to sign up for my newsletter. I have some great giveaways planned for the next few months, but you must be subscribed for emails to be eligible to win! You can unsubscribe at any time, I never sell or give your address to anyone, and I promise not to email you ever more than once a week.
  3. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway.

All Body Unburdened readers receive 20% off Panda sunglasses.

If you aren’t the lucky winner, you can get 20% off your Panda purchase with coupon code “BODYUNBURDENED”.

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I hate plastic 5 days of giveaways: Day 1

i hate plastic mighty nest giveaway

I’m so excited to team up with MightyNest for the first giveaway of the week!

MightyNest is an awesome company that offers a ton of unique eco-friendly products. They recently launched the MightyNest for Schools initiative, which gives 15% of the total amount a customer spends back to the customer’s school of choice. And with their Earth Day Challenge happening right now, your school can win a share of $4,000 in prizes when you take simple pledges for a healthy family and planet. Simple pledges like…

“I pledge to wrap my food with love, not chemicals!”

As you know, many plastic products contain chemicals that are known endocrine disruptors (i.e. mess with your hormones) or have been directly linked to cancer, reproductive harm, obesity, and more.

Unfortunately, many popular food storage options are made of plastic. The chemicals in the plastic can then leach into your food and then make their way into your body.

One of the trickiest items to replace is definitely plastic cling wrap.

Luckily, MightyNest carries a ton of safe alternatives.

And did I mention they carry unique items? I had honestly never seen these items before, but they are absolutely genius and the perfect rebound for your break up with plastic.

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The giveaway bundle includes:

  • Set of 3 3.5″ silicone stretch storage tops
  • 6″ silicone stretch storage top
  • 1 extra-large Bee’s Wrap
  • Variety pack Bee’s Wrap
  • 10″ silicone suction lid
  • 7″ silicone suction lid
  • Bamboo utensil set
  • Namaste tea towel

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The silicone lids and Bee’s Wrap are particularly great alternatives to plastic cling wrap and plastic bags. You can place the lids over pots or bowls filled with leftovers, and the Bee’s Wrap can be used to pack a sandwich or cookies, or similarly store leftovers.

So what do you say: Do you pledge to wrap your food with love, not chemicals?

Make the pledge and enter the giveaway through the widget below. This giveaway will run until the end of MightyNest’s Earth Day challenge (until Earth Day, April 22), so you have time to get all of your friends and family to sign up too!

Note: contest is available to US residents only.

 

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