“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember Recycling is difficult and simple. It’s difficult because it requires a mental shift to take place in the individual, whereupon they begin to consciously retrainContinue reading “How to Step Up Your Recycling Game”
9. Let the dumpster be your final resort, and find creative ways to donate items when it’s time to part with them! I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve hauled a lot of stuff to the dumpster over the past few years. However, this is a critical lesson that ties into both zero wasteContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #9: Responsible Minimizing”
*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 8. Stop buying hand soap in plastic bottles; instead, look for bars of soap without plastic packaging! This is another zero waste swap that requires no daily thought beyond the initial purchase. However, as you transition into a more eco-friendly lifestyle, this is also an excellentContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #8: Soap Bars”
*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 7. Say no to single-use plastic water bottles. There really is no excuse for this one, unless you live somewhere with literally no access to clean drinking water. When you think of waste pollution, the number one type of trash that most people think of isContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #7: Reusable Water Bottles”
*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 6. Choose bamboo for your next toothbrush purchase. One of the easiest swaps you can make as you transition into zero waste is switching to a bamboo toothbrush. Why? Because this requires absolutely no change to your daily routine, and it’s not necessarily going to costContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #6: Bamboo Toothbrush”
*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 5. Trade disposable diapers for cloth diapers. Somehow this often falls at the bottom (no pun intended) of people’s lists for how to transition to zero waste, and I admit, it took me a while to jump on board. I used disposable diapers with my firstContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #5: Cloth Diapers”
4. Use real towels instead of paper towels.
3. Stop buying coffee in the drive-thru.
2. Replace plastic straws with stainless steel straws.
1. Start grocery shopping with reusable bags.