Replace plastic

As you can see on the previous pages, plastic endangers our environment and harms the human body. Therefore, we have created a list for you here in which you can find plastic alternatives for your everyday life.
We have divided the list into three sections: food, household and cosmetics.

Have fun browsing!

Products with plastic

Alternatives without plastic


Nowadays plastic is indispensable in supermarkets. Therefore, it is difficult to shop in the supermarket plastic-free.

Weekly market

Quite simply you can buy at the weekly market plastic-free. In addition, the products are fresh and mostly regional.

Yoghurt in plastic cup

Yoghurt in a plastic cup is a matter of course today, but unfortunately it is very unhealthy, as there are many plastic particles in it. Therefore, you should rather resort to the alternative.

Yogurt in a glass container

Without any plastic particles, the yoghurt is healthier, tastier and better for the environment. This way, the yoghurt can be enjoyed much better!

Frozen products in plastic

Many do not have time to cook fresh and therefore resort to the quick version (frozen foods in plastic from the supermarket), but unfortunately they do not realize that the packaging is harmful to our health.

Frozen products in paper carton

Many frozen foods are available in plastic packaging, but some are wrapped in plastic. So watch out! Alnatura products are plastic-free.

Packed meat

The meat that we get from the supermarket and wrapped in a plastic wrap is harmful to us because plastic particles get into the meat.

Frisches Fleisch

Meat from the butcher

To get around the plastic, you can just buy their meat at a meat counter. But be careful here and do not leave the meat too long in wrapping paper or take the meat on a plate without the plastic.

Creams in plastic packaging

Nowadays almost everything is wrapped in plastic and therefore we should quickly look for alternatives to counter this!

Creams from the glass

Knowing that there is no plastic in my cream increases my appetite for it! With the next purchase simply instead of after the plastic packing after the glass packing grab.

Salad wrapped in plastic

Even salad is usually wrapped in plastic in the supermarket. But who wants to eat plastic particles with his salad ?! We say NO THANKS to plastic!

Frischer Salat

Fresh, fresher, plastic-free!

You would like to enjoy a plastic-free salad? Just leave the packaging in the store or go to the weekly market to get your fresh salad.


Plastic cheese

Since cheese has a very high fat content, it dissolves the plastic particles from the plastic packaging very easily. Especially with moist and greasy foods you should refrain from plastic packaging.

Käse ohne Plastik

Cheese without plastic

If you are tired of eating plastic particles, you should go to the cheese counter on your next purchase instead of the refrigerated department. Again, the same applies as with the meat.

Muesli in plastic wrap

Muesli is often wrapped in plastic wrappers and so plastic particles get into our breakfast, which is pretty unhealthy for our bodies.

Muesli in the cardboard box

Often you will find cereal in a corridor wrapped in plastic and in paper. It's pretty easy to grab a few feet to get the plastic-free version.

Is the coffee still edible?

We "contaminate" our coffee every day by pouring coffee milk from a plastic container. Because, as we all know, the plastic particles can be released from the packaging and thus get into the milk.

Enjoy coffee carefree

To enjoy your coffee carefree, you should buy your coffee milk in the glass container. Tasty, plastic-free and better for the environment!

Schokoladentafel in einer Plastikverpackung

Chocolate wrapped in plastic

Chocolate is also often found in a plastic wrap. But that is not healthy for us!

Schokolade in einer Papierverpackung

Alternative paper packaging

Whether white, whole milk or hazelnut chocolate, almost all varieties are also available in a paper packaging. This is better for our body and so sweet sinning is more fun!

Bread from the supermarket

Bread is also surrounded by plastic, like all the other products mentioned above. We do not like this sight anymore!

Brot ohne Plastikverpackung

Whether in the morning, at noon or in the evening

Who does not like to eat fresh bread? Whether in the morning, at noon or in the evening: Enjoy tasty bread without plastic packaging. This can be found at the bakery or even in a few supermarkets.


Plastic bottles should be bypassed urgently! Again, there is an uncomplicated alternative.

Glass bottles

Grab glass bottles the next time you go shopping or use a glass bottle on your next outing to take plastic-free drinks.

Plastic and cardboard packaging

Spaghetti is available in both packages, but the cardboard version is the healthier!

Cardboard packaging

Even though both are available, the cardboard packaging is cheaper and has a minimal amount of plastic - if any!

Plastic and glass packaging

Ketchup is available for both packs, but the glass version is healthier!

Glass bottle

In the glass bottle, no plastic particles are released to the food, and they are cheaper!

Tin or glass packaging

Red cabbage, like many other things, is available in both packs, but the glass packaging is healthier!

Soup from the glass container

Again, no plastic settles in the food!

Chemische Reinigungsmittel

Cleaning supplies

Even chemical cleaning agents are wrapped in plastic packaging and should therefore be avoided at all costs.

Essig, Backpulver, Zitronensäure

Old household tricks

There are many ways to circumvent chemical cleaners by using simple budgetary means such as: As vinegar, baking soda, citric acid used. This is better for the environment and you can achieve great effects with it!

Waschmittel in Plastikflaschen

Detergent in plastic bottles

You play with this risk if you use detergents in plastic containers! But here, too, there is another variant that is more environmentally friendly.

Detergent in a cardboard box

In order to be able to handle plastic when washing laundry, we recommend you to buy your detergent in cardboard boxes. This variant is usually also lighter.

[Translate to English:] Lappen

Cleaning cloth with plastic content

Many of the rags we use for cleaning contain plastic components! On the packaging you can read what the rags are made of.

Alternative cotton cloth

Simply replace the cleaning cloths that contain plastic with cotton cloths and you can clean without worry!

[Translate to English:] Flüssigseife

Liquid soap in plastic containers

If we really want to clean our hands, we should rather use the other alternative instead of liquid soap e.g. natural soap in a bar.

Natural soap in a bar

Instead of the modern plastic soap dispensers, natural soaps in a bar are a much healthier option. So quickly into the bathroom with it.

[Translate to English:] Plastiktüten

Plastic bags

Plastic bags should not be used because you are simply bad for our environment! Reach for the alternative.

Modern and environmentally conscious

When shopping, it is best to use your own means of transportation, such as cloth bags or wooden baskets.

[Translate to English:] Taschentücher in Plastik

Handkerchiefs in plastic

Handkerchiefs today are also available in plastic! But why do we not simply reach for the alternative? So the next time you go shopping, you better think twice about which handkerchiefs you take now.

Taschentücher aus dem Kartonspender

Taschentücher aus dem Karton

Eine Alternative zu den Taschentüchern in der Plastikverpackung sind die Taschentücher im Kartonspender. Auch die Kartonvariante gibt es im Drogeriemarkt oder im Supermarkt zu kaufen.

[Translate to English:] Becher

Plastic cup

Plastic cups, as the name suggests, are made of plastic, so you should quickly replace your plastic cups with porcelain cups.

[Translate to English:] Porzellanbecher

Porcelain mug

Whether it's juices, coffee or anything else, you still want to enjoy your drink! So bypass the unhealthy plastic particles by resorting to the old familiar porcelain cup.

[Translate to English:] Einweg-Zahnbürste

Disposable toothbrush

We brush our precious teeth every day with disposable toothbrushes made of plastic, without thinking about the fact that the toothbrush is also made of plastic!

Teeth clean without plastic

You can reduce the amount of plastic you use when brushing your teeth by using a wooden toothbrush or one with replaceable bristles instead of disposable toothbrushes. This way you don't throw away the entire plastic body of the toothbrush. Another sensible solution, with which you are also at the same time in the trend: Bamboo toothbrushes!

[Translate to English:] Zahnpasta in der Plastikverpackung

Toothpaste in the plastic packaging

It comes in all sorts of flavors and in the most colorful plastic packaging: toothpaste. But as we know, this is no reason to use this unhealthy variant!

[Translate to English:] Toothy Tabs

Another tip for their teeth

There are two ways to avoid the toothpaste from the plastic packaging: Either you buy toothpaste in a thin metal tube or just try the "Toothy Tabs" from Lush. Both are plastic-free and get your teeth nice and clean!

[Translate to English:] Plastikbesteck

Plastic cutlery

You should be particularly careful with cutlery, because as soon as plastic comes into contact with heat, the plastic particles dissolve particularly well and thus get into your food.

[Translate to English:] Metallbesteck

The same applies to cutlery: be careful!

If you don't feel like plastic particles when you eat, go for the reusable metal cutlery.

[Translate to English:] Plastikochlöffel

Plastic cooking spoon

We prepare our food almost every day with the so-called plastic spoon, although we can easily use the alternative.

[Translate to English:] Holzkochlöffel

Wooden cooking spoon

You most likely know both variants: There is the cooking spoon from plastic and from wood. Especially when cooking you should avoid plastic, because here the heat dissolves the plastic particles!

[Translate to English:] Plastikwasserkocher

Plastic water boiler: very bad idea

Just as with the cutlery or with the cooking spoon, they should know that the plastic version is harmful to humans!

[Translate to English:] Wasserkocher Edelstahl

Stainless steel water boiler

With this stainless steel kettle, you can boil water without worrying about plastic particles getting into the water.

[Translate to English:] Frischhaltefolie

Cling film / cling bag

Unfortunately, many people reach for the cling film or cling bags, which are unfortunately plastic and therefore unhealthy for the body and bad for our environment. Keep this in mind the next time you pack your food.

Butter wrapping paper/glass container

You can wrap your bread in the greaseproof paper without any problems and eat it later without any worries.

[Translate to English:] Konservendose

Canned food

What many unfortunately do not know is that the tin can should also be avoided, because it is coated with plastic inside.

[Translate to English:] Weckgläser

Alarm jars

Feel free to reach for the more suitable alternative for the tin can. The jar offers the best protection for your food.

[Translate to English:] Duschschwamm

Plastic shower sponge

Many people use the shower sponges, but they mostly contain plastic. Therefore, the body comes into direct contact with the plastic items. Does it make our body clean?!

[Translate to English:] Baumwollwaschlappen

Cotton washcloth

The most ideal alternative to the normal washcloth is and remains the cotton washcloth, as it contains no plastic at all and you can clean with it without any worries.

[Translate to English:] Kleidung aus Polyester

Clothing with polyester

Polyester is another term for plastic. Therefore, you should strongly avoid it and use cotton as a substitute.

Cotton clothing

The alternative to polyester is the plastic-free cotton. Look in their clothes, because it must always be specified what it is made of.

Disposable diapers

Children should ideally have no contact at all with products containing plastic. Therefore, it is better to use cloth diapers

[Translate to English:] Stoffwindeln

Cloth diapers

It is known that plastic endanger the human body, whether young or old. Cloth diapers are therefore much better for your child.

[Translate to English:] Feuerzeug


Nowadays, most lighters are made of plastic, so you should urgently replace them.

[Translate to English:] Sreichhölzer


Lighters can be easily replaced with matches. These are better for the environment.

[Translate to English:] Plastikkinderspielzeug

Plastic children's toys

Please do not use plastic toys! Because that is very harmful for us. We have found a substitute for this as well: Wooden toys.

[Translate to English:] Spielzeug aus Holz

Wooden toys

Enable your children to play plastic-free. To do this, you should avoid plastic toys and go for the wooden variant.

[Translate to English:] Abfallbeutel aus Plastik

Plastic waste bags

Plastic waste bags should also not be used.

[Translate to English:] Abfallbeutel aus Papier

Paper waste bags

The alternative to the plastic waste bags are the paper waste bags that you can buy in the supermarket.

Anti pimple cream from plastic packaging

In the drugstore there is a separate section for anti-pimple creams. But you can find these creams mostly in plastic packaging. For this you have to ask yourself whether these chemical creams really do anything ...


Instead of buying anti-pimple cream from plastic packaging, you can easily try an old household trick.

[Translate to English:] Maskara,Rouge etc. aus dem Drogeriemarkt

mascara,blush etc. from the drugstore

We can choose a better alternative instead of the cosmetic products from the drugstore, such as mascara and blush, which are packaged in plastic.

[Translate to English:] Rouge von der Firma Zao

Cosmetics from the company "Zao" in bamboo container

Why buy plastic products from the drugstore, when nowadays you can easily buy cosmetic products online in bamboo containers, glass or cardboard?

Body lotion from plastic bottle

Again, of course, the body lotions are available in plastic bottles. But here, too, it is unhealthy.

Oils in jar or can / homemade lotion

You can easily use the oils in the jar, can or homemade lotion instead of the normal body lotion in plastic packaging.

[Translate to English:] Abschminktücher aus dem Drogeriemarkt

Makeup remover wipes from the drugstore

Almost all cosmetic products you buy from the drugstore are wrapped in plastic. But there is a good alternative for lip care / makeup wipes.

Coconut oil

The coconut oil can be used in many ways. For example, you can use it as lip care, but it can also be used as an alternative to makeup wipes!

[Translate to English:] Lippenstift

Lip Care

Forget about the lip balm in the plastic packaging! Here is a good alternative: lip care from Lush

[Translate to English:] Lippenpflege lush

Lip care also in jars

To properly care for your lips, you should use lip care from small jars. At Lush, these are available in quite different flavors.

[Translate to English:] Shampoo

Shampoo from plastic bottle

We can simply use soda/lava clay/dry shampoo from Lush instead of shampoo from the plastic bottle.

Alternatives to plastic shampoo

Incredible how many ways there are to replace the shampoo from the plastic bottle! For example, you can wash their hair with soda or lava clay. For this, you can simply read on the Internet the exact process. Furthermore, you can use the plastic-free shampoo from Lush.

[Translate to English:] Peeling

Peeling from the drugstore

Of course, we can also do without the exfoliating products from the drugstore, since everything is wrapped in plastic.

Homemade scrubs

The easiest way to get around the scrubs in plastic packaging is to simply make your own. This often requires very few steps! For example, you can make a helpful scrub from coffee grounds.

Spray can deodorant

Do not use deodorant in spray bottles, because this packaging harms our precious environment!

[Translate to English:] Glasdeo

Deodorant in jar

Much more environmentally friendly is the deodorant from the glass container. Most spray cans contain the harmful particles of synthetic material, which they should avoid.

Plastic cotton swab

We all know them, the classic Q-tips. However, they are not good for the environment and the ear.

Cotton swabs from paper & organic cotton

The handle from certified paper, the wool from organic cotton - a simple alternative!

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