How to start a zero waste lifestyle.
A zero waste lifestyle is something we are passionate about, not just in our soap making process but in our day to day lives. We love to see people adopting simple changes and joining the #zerowaste movement.. But where to start and how to implement these small changes in our day to day lives can be daunting when it comes to knowing where to start.
Here is a quick guide to tips and tricks we found helpful and try to commit to every day…
We know it’s an old school gardening trick you’ve probably already heard of but kitchen waste makes great compost. If you don’t have a brown bin for food waste, fruit and veg waste, egg shells and kitchen paper make great compost. Known as “gardeners gold” it is the natural way to create compost for your garden. Simply invest in a compost bin or create a space outside to start your own compost area.
Try to adopt one simple change each week. For example, make the switch from plastic straws to metal reusable ones.
Be mindful of all online and in-store purchases, it helps hugely to be conscious of our plastic consumption, choosing products with minimal packaging where possible.
Get creative with your waste. Almost anything can be remodelled or reused. Glass jars can be used to plant herbs and old furniture can be reupholstered instead of being thrown away.
Try to avoid single use products, such as paper plates & cutlery.
Packaging used for fruit and vegetables in supermarkets can be reused on your next food trip instead of being single use.
Cut down on paper waste. Make the switch to digital and receive bills via email instead of paper mail.
The zero waste movement extends not only to household changes but also personal ones.
Shampoo bars, deodorant bars and bamboo toothbrushes are all popular products on the market and people have more choices now than ever before. Even market leading shampoo brands are now making the change to shampoo/conditioner bars to account for a change in the market.
It’s great to see all our customers, new and old adopting changes and we of course intend to practice what we preach as zero waste is our brand ethos!
Let us know your favourite #zerowaste tip