A zero waste kit is designed to remove single-use plastics from your daily lifestyle, replacing them with sustainable, reusable alternatives. This in turn helps to reduce, if not eliminate, your daily plastic waste.
What should be in a zero waste kit?
A zero waste kit contains a variety of useful, reusable, eco-friendly products. Having these practical items at your disposal will mean you can remove numerous amounts of single-use plastic products from your lifestyle.
Let’s begin with:
- Eco-Friendly Reusable Shopping Bags
Finding a viable alternative to plastic shopping bags is essential to eliminate another single-use plastic product from your lifestyle. Reusable grocery bags are very practical, perfect for life on the go and exceedingly strong. The strengths of reusable shopping bags massively outweigh the benefits of their plastic counterparts.
Make the switch!
- Reusable Water Bottle
It’s great to see more and more people purchasing reusable water bottles. Globally, we go through millions of plastic bottles. Don’t be apart of the problem, be apart of the solution and acquire a reusable bottle today.
Stainless steel reusable bottles last significantly longer than their plastic alternatives! These bottles can be acquired for a low price and can last a lifetime.
- Reusable Cutlery Sets
Remove single-use plastic cutlery from your household and say no to complimentary cutlery at takeaways, markets and picnics! With your reusable cutlery set, this helps to eliminate all needless plastic and replace it with a sustainable alternative.
- Reusable Coffee Cups
According to Food Print, “we use an estimated 16 billion disposable coffee cups each year.” This is a ridiculous amount of waste when disposable coffee cups can be eliminated with such a simple reusable alternative.
Reusable coffee cups are perfect for life on the move. For a reasonable price, they have such a drastic impact in reducing the amount of throwaway coffee cups ending up in our oceans, polluting rich environments and killing marine life.
- Reusable Stainless-Steel Straws
Reusable straws are a must for any zero waste kit. This lightweight, reusable item is perfect to eliminate straws from every aspect of your life. Simple to clean and simple to use!
If you’re not too fussy then just ditch straws altogether. However, if you are one of those individuals who thinks a straw makes the beverage, then stainless-steel straws are the perfect alternative for you!
- Shampoo Bars
Shampoo bars tend to be package free, which makes them much better for the environment when compared to their bottled counterparts.
According to statistics from the US Census Data, “307.84 million Americans used shampoo in 2020”. With the majority of people using bottled shampoo this equates to a huge amount of plastic waste which is produced just for shampoo each year!
Shampoo bars tend to be much more concentrated, which means you can use less per wash and therefore they last much longer than bottled shampoo.
The only thing that is different is how you apply it! Make the switch!
- Bamboo Toothbrush
The conventional plastic toothbrush has a life cycle of roughly 3 – 4 months, which equates to 3 – 4 toothbrushes a year. That figure multiplied by a population of a country leaves a staggering amount of plastic waste.
Bamboo toothbrushes are the ideal eco-friendly alternative, they are widely recyclable and sustainable. Due to bamboos natural antibacterial properties, the material can be sourced without the use of toxic fertilisers which harm the surrounding environment.
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