1 Stop pub
The first thing to do when adopting a zero-waste approach is to refuse leaflets. In fact, by placing a Stop Pub sticker on your letterbox, you are already reducing the amount of paper in your household. Even if paper is recyclable, do not forget that its production requires a significant amount of water.
2 Buy products in bulk
More and more popular, distributors that allow you to buy in bulk will be your allies in your quest for zero waste. For your shopping, you can take glass jars or bags made out of fabric to store your food. In addition to saving money by not paying for packaging, you will make an effective contribution to reducing the plastic packaging that often preserves our food. To go further, you can also refuse the samples regularly offered in the shops.
Here you will discover an interactive map of shops where the purchase of unpackaged products is possible.
3 Ban plastics
To go further, you can replace your plastic bottles with a glass or stainless steel bottle. For your midday meals, take reusable cutlery and possibly an airtight container, they will help you avoid using plastic cutlery.
4 Use solid cosmetics and think sustainable
Prefer Marseille soap when you wash. If you decide to create your own cleaning products, its versatility will make it a real must-have. The use of solid soap will allow you to save space by eliminating the plastic bottles that are omnipresent in your bathroom, but will also allow you to live in a healthier environment.
When choosing textiles, favour quality clothes, made near you and think sustainably. Try to limit compulsive buying.
5 Use your food leftovers
Zero waste also involves the kitchen! Today, food waste generates a significant part of what we throw away. In order to limit our environmental impact, it is important to reduce this amount. If you have the opportunity, you can produce your own compost.
Also remember to save your leftovers; your Monday evening dish can become your Tuesday lunch. In this way, you will not only reduce your waste considerably, but you will also save money.
A zero-waste process can sometimes take a long time to put in place, but in any case, proceed at your own pace and do not impose drastic measures too quickly. This could frustrate you and make you give up on your resolutions.
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