When you first start going zero waste, you probably want to get some quick wins under your belt. It can be pretty daunting to know where to start so I’ve rounded up 20 easy ways for you to get started!
— Bring your own reusable grocery bags. — Use a thermos instead of a disposable cup. — Swap plastic produce bags for cotton ones. — Bring your own reusable straw or don't use one at all.
— Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins. — Mason jars work great for pantry storage. — Glass Snapware is so versatile. — Use Stasher bags instead of baggies. — Use real flatware, not plastic!
— Instead of using sponges, I use compostable dish scrubbies! — Ditch the paper towels for real rags. — Swap out cleaners that have questionable toxic ingredients for some easy homemade cleaners like my tub scrub.
— Use a bamboo toothbrush instead of a plastic one. — Switch to a safety razor. — Skip the tampons and pads and use period products like Thinx! — Get a bidet attachment. — Use a bar of soap instead of body wash.
A french press is a versatile zero waste swap. If you have a small kitchen, it’s important to have items that can perform multiple tasks. I like the french press because I can use it to make tea, coffee, or nut milk. Yes, your french press can strain your nut milk!