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Here are some Eco-friendly non-plastic products you can buy in Ibiza

To show you just how easy it can be to replace some of the plastic products you buy on the island, we have put together this list of eco friendly products that are available from some shops that we checked in Ibiza. By replacing them, you can simply start eliminating your single use plastic waste.

One of the best ways to fight plastic pollution is to live by example and ensure the products you buy are produced with the environment in mind.

Also, don’t forget to share this with your friends and family. 
Awareness starts at home and in your family and community of friends. The more friends you convince, the more people you share articles like this one with, the more people will begin using environmentally friendly products in their everyday lives, and that is how we change the mentality of islanders and visitors.

It really is about SMALL changes that can have BIG impacts on your environmental footprint.

1. Coffee Pods

Single-use coffee pods are a terrible and unnecessary waste. They also cannot be recycled! 
Help to reduce the "Nespresso" single use plastic pods by getting reusable ones. 

Available on Amazon UK

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2. Glass Water Bottles

Buy glass bottles whenever you can. Most of restaurants in Ibiza serve still and sparkling water in glass but if they don't you can alway ask for it. Drinking water from glass is a safe, sustainable way with no BPA. Plastic bottles end up in landfills, in our oceans, and in other parts of the environment and contain BPA, a potentially harmful chemical found in plastic products that can leak into the water. You can buy 1 litre glass water bottles at most supermarkets on the island. 
If you are looking for refillable 10 litre bottles delivered to your doorstep call Aigua Eivisfreda. They have glass bottles and can install water dispenser for home and offices. 
10L glass bottle = 5,60euro
Aigua Eivisfreda Tel 971315556

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3. Reusable Water Bottle

We absolutely love our reusable water bottles! We take them to work, to hike, to gym and they are so easy to use and clean. You can refill them at home and have them always with you to avoid buying plastic bottles. You save money and you save the planet!
They also keep the heat in the winter and keep cool in the summer. 
Get yours on Amazon.es now!  
 

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4. Recycled Toilet Tissue

Recycled toilet paper saves water, trees, and reduces carbon emissions. And it's good for your tushhhhh :) Normal toilet paper is bleached and chemically processed to be white. 
You can buy recycled one or bamboo one online as well as at Veritas and Karta Ibiza, details listed below. Check out cute bamboo toilet paper concept by TUSHY.

 

5. Biodegradable Wet Wipes

People still throw these in toilets after use.
Last year Ibiza’s coastline suffered terribly due to the thousands of wipes stuck to the rock on the coast.  Normal wipes are like plastic. They do not disappear. They are horrific!
Ask yourself if you really really need them? And if you do you can get them at Veritas and Garcia de Pou, details listed below.

6. Biodegradable / Disposable Waste Bags

You can buy disposal bags for plastic waste, compostable waste in most supermarkets on the island. If you can't find them ask for help. We also buy 100% compostable garbage bags online from Buttacup or AllBio on Amazon.es

If you are a pet owner you can also get 100% compostable doggy poo poo bags HERE.

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7. Reusable Sandwich Wraps

Packed school lunches may seem innocent enough, but when you multiply them by each student at your child’s school and each school in your country, the amount of single-use plastic waste adds up quickly. Plastic is also toxic and the chemicals goes straight into your child's food...
Get in the habit of using recycled paper bags for your children yummy food. Available at Karta and Garcia de Pou, details listed below.
We also LOVE Abeego and Bee's Wrap, genius reusable beeswax wrap that breathes! You can find more info HERE

8. Recycled Paper

Buy recycled paper in any news agents and paper shop.
Available at Carlin, details listed below.

9. Recycled Aluminium Foil

Aluminium foil is sadly one of the most used home items. As I said before, use recycled paper bags or wrapping and just learn to go without.
What to use instead of aluminum foil? You can replace aluminium with:
For storage choose glass storage containers.
For baking use glass, ceramic, stainless steel and parchment paper. 
You can buy eco recycled parchment paper HERE.

10. Wooden Handle Toothbrush

To reduce plastic waste, try out a brush with a bamboo handle or wooden handle.
Available at Natura Ibiza, details listed below. 
Also available on Amazon.es HERE

11. Non plastic toys

There are a few shops on the island that sell wooden toys and also toys made from recycled materials. Not a great variety. But if you are interested have a look at these brands: EcoToys, GreenToys, Ethicological.

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12. LED Bulbs

LED bulbs can do wonders for conserving energy. Replace your high-energy incandescent, fluorescent and halogen bulbs for once and for all. Read before choosing the best eco friendly brand. Some LED bulbs (cheaper ones can be toxic). We have found THIS supplier who does non toxic bulbs. 
Check Fita Ibiza and any hard ware store on the island, details listed below.

13. Low-Flow Shower Head

You can conserve a lot of wasted water with one simple change, using a low-flow shower head.
If you want to read more about different options have a look at this post by A Great Shower. You can order shower heads on Amazon UK and ES and also from Ecoflow. 

14. Compostable Cutlery (forks, spoons, knives, bowls straws and tasters)

All of these are used once and thrown away. Parties, birthdays, BBQs, or school lunches can produce a lot of plastic waste. There are so many suppliers out there specialising in bio non-plastic tableware and cutlery. From Avani, VegWare, Bambu, EcoParty, the options are endless. You can buy some of these items at Karta Ibiza and online from Garcia de Pou, details listed below.
If you want to become L.A cool (everyone in LA have one) you can get reusable stainless steel straw and take it with you on a night out. We love them for travelling! 
Check them out HERE

15. Cell phone backs

Most iPhone / Smartphone backs and cases are made out of plastic.
The backs from Grovemade are made out of discarded skateboard decks, and they look pretty cool, too. We also love Pelacase

16. Reusable Shopping Bags

Plastic shopping bags from the grocery store are one of our pet hates!
You can buy a lovely Ibiza basket at any of the local markets and in shops like Can Vinyes in Ibiza Town or Can Escandell in Santa Gertrudis where they are hanging from the ceiling, details listed below.
We also just started to use reusable produce bags for fruit and vegetable storage, made of organic cotton! You simply have to make sure they are always with you in your car or in your handbag. All you have to do is remember to bring them with you! This would eliminate tons and tons of plastic we use while shopping for groceries everyday. 
Cotton mesh grocery bags are available from Amazon UK and ES

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You can also get fun little reusable shopping bag HERE.

 

17. Friendly Washing detergent and house hold cleaning products

We love Ecover and it is available at most of our local Ibiza supermarkets. They smell heavenly as well. Check out Biolindo for more eco bio household products.
At the moment we are using and testing ecological refillable laundry egg, yes it's called ECOEGG and here is the link for all the curious ones! 
And if you would like to take it one step further towards Zero Waste Living you can make your own washing liquid, soap, shampoo and scrub! We have found many websites sharing their recipes online and they are really easy to follow. 
For more inspiration visit Zero Waste Products page HERE.

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Thank you for checking out our list of eco friendly products!

This is only a small fraction of the environmentally friendly options out there, so if you haven’t found what you’re looking for, a quick eco friendly products Google search should help you find it. 
If you have any questions or would like to suggest your favourite eco friendly products that you have stumbled across on the island, please email us at hola@loveibizanow.com 

 

REFERENCE:

Can Toni Supermarket
Ctra San Juan km4
Tel: 971 31 28 09

Veritas Shop
Av. d’Espanya, 6
Ibiza Town
Tel: 971 30 16 34
www.veritas.es

Karta Ibiza
Ctra. San Antonio Km. 2.5 Pol. Ind.
Ca´n Negre
Tel: 971 314 519 - 971 314 043
www.www.karta.es/contacto

Can Escandell
Santa Gertrudis
Tel: 971 19 77 98

Can Vinyes
C/ de Sa Creu, 34
Ibiza Town

www.amazon.es

www.amazon.co.uk

www.garciadepou.com

www.vegware.com

www.ecoproducts.com

www.ifyoucare.com

www.bambuhome.com

www.pelacase.com