Today’s Solutions: May 25, 2022

If you want to start living a zero-waste lifestyle, then the best place to start is by turning your home into a waste-free place. Cutting waste from your home doesn’t happen overnight, but with a few adjustments, you’ll be able to make your home into a place where nothing goes to waste.

To start with, find the things you already have in your house that can help you reduce your consumption of single-use plastics, such as mason jars and plastic bags.

Next, you’ll want to find shops where you can buy household items that don’t result in extra waste. For instance, if you need personal care products, look to brands such as Lush where you can buy naked bars of soap, shampoo, and lotions without the extra packaging. Should you live in an area devoid of these types of shops, there are a bunch of online stores that specialize in zero-waste lifestyle items and groceries such as Life Without Plastic and Wild Minimalist.

When it comes to groceries, you can already go zero-waste without going to a fancy store. Even stores like Walmart tend to have bulk bins where you can bring your own containers and stock up on staple foods such as rice, beans, and flour.

Living a zero-waste lifestyle also means cutting food waste from your kitchen. There are two main ways to go about doing this. First, buy carefully and reuse leftover items from one meal to make the next meal. Second, start composting. That way, anything that’s left over can be disposed of properly.

We know that’s already a lot of information, but trust us, there’s a lot more you must do before you can call your home a zero-waste one. Just think about basic things such as laundry detergents and beauty products. For all the guidance you need to cut the waste from your home, take a look at these tips from the people over at GreenMatters. 

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