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21 Ways To Reduce Waste - Zero Waste for Beginners

There are so many ways to reduce waste in your home. Many of these will be common sense but many others you may not have thought of! Here are 50 different ways to reduce waste for a zero waste beginner. 

  1. Change to a bamboo toothbrush
  2. Swap your sponge for a compostable sponge
  3. Switch to Reusable Swiffer Pads
  4. Choose a compostable phone case, like those from Pela case
  5. Reach for beeswax wraps instead of plastic wrap or plastic bags
  6. Shop secondhand instead of brand new
  7. Grab for plastic-free fruits and veggies 
  8. Bring your own to-go containers for takeout and leftovers
  9. Ditch single-use paper towels and use Reusable Paper Towels
  10. Rent your books from the library
  11. Get your bread from a local baker or make it at home to reduce plastic bread bags
  12. Reuse what you have, you can get creative and upcycle items in your home
  13. If you buy new clothes, look for a sustainable and ethical brand that uses less waste for clothes production and shipping (also make sure they treat their employees fairly too!)
  14. Use shampoo bars 
  15. Reduce your meat intake and choose more vegetarian and vegan options
  16. Try growing your own herbs and veggies
  17. Compost your food scraps
  18. Wrap your gifts in cloth or give an experience gift
  19. Use a reusable water bottle
  20. Bring a reusable cup for coffee!
  21. Replace your plastic razor with a metal safety razor

 

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