You may have heard many zero waste bloggers and advocates use the terms reduce, reuse and recycle. The term is called the "waste hierarchy" and specifies the actions that we need to take to reduce the amount of waste generated in everyday life.
Reduce waste and work towards a zero-waste goal with smart decisions made at home.
Most make-up found in high street shops or your local mall is filled with all kinds of questionable ingredients; preservatives, chemicals and stuff that you would be better off without. But we are starting to see real alternatives to popular beauty brands that are kind to our bodies, the planet and produce zero waste. Even though today's commercial makeup has moved on from the poisonous concoctions that our ancestors cooked up in the name of beauty. Some of which contained mercury, arsenic and led
Packed lunches are a great option to save on expensive work lunches (often wrapped in plastic) and when your kids aren't too fond of what the school has to offer or you have concerns over the quality of foods being served at school.
Mason jars can be extremely useful in the kitchen. You can either save empty containers from shop-bought goods or buy them in whichever sizes you want. Saving old ones makes a lot of sense as it helps to reduce waste and doesn't cost you anything extra. Whether you like to batch cook, make your own stock or keep leftovers in the freezer, mason jars are handy for any of those reasons. It's convenient and toxin-free
Every year millions of toothpaste tubes are sent to landfill as the squeezy tubes are difficult to recycle and aren’t generally picked up in curbside recycling schemes.
Zero waste style dishwashing blocks were the go-to in every kitchen before liquid detergent became popular in the mid 20th century. Little did we know that we’ll be drowning in plastic just short of 100 years later and should’ve stuck with the trusty dish soap bar.
Buying shampoos and conditioners in a liquid containing plastic bottle has become second nature. But the number of shampoo bottles discarded every year is alarming. Most of these bottles are also filled with a cocktail of chemicals with names you can?t pronounce, which most likely means that it?s not good for you or the planet. But you probably know that already, so what can be done?
According to the British Coffee Association, we consume roughly 2 billion cups of coffee across the globe a day. A large percentage of this will be from instant coffee, but ground coffee consumption is on the rise.
The kitchen can be a very wasteful room in the house, especially with the large amounts of plastic packaging for food, storage containers and cleaning products. If you are just starting on your low waste and sustainable lifestyle journey, there are a few simple swaps to make your kitchen more…