It can be easy to fall into the all or nothing camp when it comes to trying to live a more zero waste or eco-friendly lifestyle. Instead of attempting a lot of big changes at once and risk giving up, here are a few very easy swaps that you can make to make your life more eco-friendly.
Did you know that products from Lush only uses recycled plastic in its packaging? They also have a number of unpackaged products as well. Their products are all made with mostly natural ingredients and is an great way to swap out some beauty/cleansing products! Even their glitter is plastic free by switching to mica and mineral glitter, as well as natural starch-based lusters.
Swap out plastic bottles for a reusable water bottle. The S’well bottles are designed to keep beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. Or opt for a travel mug to avoid getting disposable coffee cups that can’t be recycled.
Or do you prefer tea over coffee? Did you know some teabags aren’t biodegradable? Skip the tea bags by buying loose leaf tea and if you don’t like having loose leaves floating around, get an adorable tea infuser!
Instead of buying a pack of plastic straws, try swapping them out for stainless steel versions!
We all know about using a canvas tote bag instead of plastic bags but what about those clear bags you grab instead the store to hold your produce? Bring these reusable/washable mesh bags made to hold your produce instead! And speaking of bags, did you know there are silicone versions of resealable plastic baggies (aka Ziploc)? Worth a try if you use them a lot!
Another swap would be using these silicone stretch lids for bowls, freshly cut fruits, pans, and more instead of using saran wrap!