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How to Set Up a Zero-Waste System in Your Home

A zero-waste system may sound quite daunting. After all, waste just keeps on accumulating, right? Well, the term might seem like it is hard to achieve, but it actually isn’t. All you need is a little dedication and you will be able to reap its numerous benefits.

A zero-waste system, as the name implies, means having a lifestyle where you are fully committed to producing little to no waste at all. Implementing a zero-waste system in your home can not only enhance your lifestyle but also help you cut back on unnecessary expenditure.

There are several ways of introducing a zero-waste system in your home. Read on to find out some essential tips for doing so.

Zero-Waste Kitchen

Your kitchen can be your biggest factor in having a zero-waste system in your home. Buying in bulk saves you multiple trips to the grocery store and reduces the amount of packaging you end up throwing out. Or better still take your own containers with you to a refill store and cut out packaging completely!

You can also replace plastic bags with compostable waste bags, string bags or fabric tote bags. These bags are multi-use and can be easily washed or disposed of without causing any damage to the environment.

Eco-friendly food wraps act like a reusable clingfilm which can be washed and reused and re-waxed when needed. These products are readily available and are quite cost-efficient.

Zero-Waste Bathroom

Do you know how much plastic waste is produced from the bathroom? Here is an example. In 2018, more than 120 billion cosmetic products were produced that required plastic packaging. In your bathroom, you will also find lots of single-use disposable items like tissues, toilet papers, and others. Being one of the smallest rooms in a house, it is surprising how much waste is produced here.

However, it is pretty easy to reduce bathroom waste. You can replace your shampoo and conditioner bottles with shampoo bars. Bars are a great alternative to plastic shampoo bottles, and they take a lot less space too. Also, there are various face scrubs and cleansers that are eco-friendly.

Some examples of using eco-friendly alternatives in the bathroom are given below.

Zero-Waste Wardrobe

If people only knew how much waste is produced from their wardrobes! According to research, the second most polluting industry is the fashion industry. The environment is affected not only by the manufacturing process, but the garments themselves are often harmful to the environment.

Many clothes have tiny fibers that end up in water lines which drain into the ocean. These threads can have a serious negative impact on marine life. Hence, one way of introducing a zero-waste system in our homes is to buy garments made from natural fibers.

We also need to reconsider our buying habits. Do we really need to buy new garments every time there is an event? Why not reuse existing clothes, which are still in excellent condition? The people giving you judgmental stares aren’t saving the planet…you are.  

Conclusion

Having a zero-waste system is a continuous journey. It requires discipline and dedication for the greater good. Start having a zero-waste system in your home by visiting our website to see a wide range of eco-friendly products. The greener your lifestyle is, the better it is for you and everyone else.

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