I've been ‘chasing’ a zero waste - toxic free lifestyle for a while now and I can honestly say it’s one of the best things I’ve done.
If you’re just starting out and wondering what kind of impact you can have, the answer is a huge impact, so read on!
A lot of these zero waste tips are SUPER easy to implement and you don’t have to do everything on this list. Going zero waste is a journey, and a lot of times there is more than one option.
1. Pick up a lonely banana- Lonely bananas not in a bunch are typically thrown out by grocers. Since, bananas most likely have a lot of air miles/a large carbon footprint to get to you, buy lonely bananas.
2. Refuse what we do not need (for example, at restaurants opt to go strawless, Turn down freebies from conferences, fairs, and parties.eg. Do you really need a new pen?)
4. Declutter your home, and donate to your local thrift shop. Choose to purchase preloved fashion.
5. Instead of buying something when you’re having a bad day, do something. I.e. go on a walk, take a yoga class, meet up with a friend.
6. Commit to bringing your reusable shopping and produce bags to the store. If you don’t have them, turn around and go get them! After forgetting them once, you won’t do it again.
7. Use bar soaps instead of liquid soap that comes in plastic packaging.
8. Ask for no plastic and reused packaging materials for online orders.
9. Reduce your meat consumption. I'm not saying go Vegan if that's not something for you, but try meatless Sundays & Tuesdays, it can have a great impact on your carbon footprint.
10. Learn to regrow kitchen scraps.
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Are there any zero waste tips I left out? What would add to the list or tell someone who’s just starting the zero waste journey?