Brushing your teeth usually goes hand in hand with a toothbrush made from thick plastic and a plastic tube of toothpaste (maybe with some microplastics tucked inside). A little over a year ago, these were also the tools I used to get the job done (in my defence, I did use vegan products). Since getting more interested in zero waste, I switched up what I had for some more ecological tools.
You may have noticed that I have been dipping my toes in the zero waste movement. I am not sure how far I am going to go with this, but for now I am happy with every zero waste switch I make. Since my interest in decreasing my trash is rapidly growing, I decided to read the book Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson, the woman who put zero waste on the map.
2016 was a strange year for me. So many good things happened, it was my first year having a job, I bought a house, went back to blogging and started my path towards minimalism and zero waste. While all this was going on, I was struggling with health problems. I’ve been beaten down by constant nausea lately and am not feeling my best right now. I really, really hope that it gets better in 2017. I am trying to keep my thoughts away from my physical discomfort by focussing on positive things. Like my new years resolutions for example.
Switching from disposable cotton pads to reusable ones was something that had been high on my to-do list for a long time. I used to go through about two cotton pads a day. That may not seem like much, but over the course of a year that’s a lot of garbage. Unnecessary garbage. Since making the switch to reusable ones I would never go back to what I used to use. Here is why.
In the previous post I wrote about the things I’ve done to create less waste. Switching out plastic water bottles for a reusable one is one of those things. I recently purchased a stainless steel bottle by the brand Klean Kanteen. I had never heard of this brand but the look of the bottle and the fact that there is no plastic in it sold me on it. Here is my review.
Since about half a year, I’ve become more aware of how much garbage I produce every week and have been feeling more and more motivated to decrease this amount. Today I wanted to start sharing my path towards creating less waste in the hope to inspire other people to follow.
Cutting down on plastic has been my main concern since plastic never fully biodegrades and is incredibly harmful for the planet. Here are ten easy changes I’ve made towards creating less (plastic) waste.