After watching War on Waste last year, I have been suddenly immersed into the world of Zero Waste living. Here are some of the things to slowly transition to a Zero Waste Living.
|Stop Buying||Start Investing in|
|Coffee in disposable paper cups||Reusable cups – KeepCup, Frank Green coffee cup|
|Plastic water bottles||Reusable bottles – Frank Green water bottle, Kleen Kanteen Insulated bottle|
|Cling film/wrap||Bees wax reusable covers and wraps|
|Plastic bags||Sturdy shopping bags|
|Fast fashion clothing – e.g. H&M, Primark, Zara||Good quality clothes that will last longer. These don’t have to be a particular brand, I find natural and/organic materials are best.|
|Toothpaste||Good quality organic coconut oil and peppermint oil|
|Mouthwash||Peppermint oil and baking soda – Here’s a recipe|
|Tea bags||Good quality loose tea leaves|
|Chemical cleaning spray bottles||Baking soda, white vinegar and essential oils|
|Deodorant||DIY Lavender Spray, DIY Deodorant|
|Vacuums that need vacuum bags||Bagless vacuum – you can’t go wrong with a Handheld Dyson|
|Too much fresh food – overbuying fresh food may lead to food waste if you don’t finish it in time||Small quantities of fresh organic fruits and vegetables|
|Plastic Straws||Invest in reusable straws|
In London, a food waste bin is provided by the council and gets picked up every Thursday morning. This is another way that we’ve been able to tackle our tea leaves, vegetable and fruit skin waste.