Unfortunately parchment paper is not recyclable as it is coated with a layer of silicone which makes it very difficult to recycle. The Silicon is used to make the paper non-stick and it’s not generally bio-degradable. So the short answer to the question; can you recycle parchment paper is no....Read More
Zero Waste Living
Reduce waste and work towards a zero-waste goal with smart decisions made at home. We break zero waste living down into practical steps. Refuse, reduce, reuse, rot and recycle.
On this page, you’ll find recommendations on zero waste products and handy tips for using every item to its full extent. We’ll help you on your journey to avoid sending items to landfill.
We’re so glad you’re joining us on this journey. Start by reading our latest Zero Waste articles below.
Ever wondered what the best eco-friendly toilet paper is and how sustainable your current choice of roll is? The life of toilet paper is usually short-lived, one use and it’s flushed down the toilet. Most of us don’t even give these little white rolls a second thought. Unfortunately, toilet paper...Read More
Zero Waste dental floss is not completely innocent. But flossing is important and not a dental hygiene step I’d recommend skipping. A person only gets one set of adult teeth and looking after your pearly whites should be a top priority. Our top picks for Zero Waste Floss: Waterpik Cordless Water...Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More
Beeswax and Vegan food wraps are a great natural alternative to plastic wrap, which will most likely end up in landfill or the ocean, causing extensive damage to marine life. BEE Zero Waste sent me a beautiful little package of Vegan Beeswax wraps to review, I have been using in...Read More
Living a more sustainable and eco friendly life means actively buying less stuff that eventually needs to be chucked in the bin. This includes the actual product as well as the packaging that it comes in as it's important to consider both of these.Read More
When consciously cutting down on waste and in particular plastic within the home, for a more sustainable life, it’s important to consider all of the items you use and discard regularly. Kitchen sponges, cloths and scourers are one of those things that are made of plastic and changed ever so...Read More
The kitchen is the heart of the home, the place where you nourish both the body and the soul. For me, making cooking easy and enjoyable is essential to living a more sustainable life as it allows me to create great meals, the majority of the time at least, made...Read More