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.

Can parchment paper be recycled?

Can you Recycle Parchment Paper?

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....

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Best eco friendly toilet paper

Choosing the Best Eco Friendly Toilet Paper

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...

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Your Complete Guide to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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.

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Zero Waste Makeup Brands

12 Zero Waste Makeup Brands to Try and Love

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...

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Packed Lunch

The Ultimate Guide to Packed Lunch

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.

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How to Freeze in Mason Jars Without Breaking Them

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...

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Zero Waste Kitchen

12 Easy Swaps for a Zero Waste Kitchen and More Sustainable Home

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...

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Vegan Food Wrap Product Review

BEE Zero Waste: Vegan Wax, Food Wraps Product Review

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...

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12 Things I don't buy

Sustainable & Eco Living: 12 Things I No Longer Buy

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.

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