It’s the month of resolutions! And even though it’s a little late, no time like the present. These are some swaps I made (or am trying to make) this year to produce less waste! I have linked all the products I use which can easily be found on Amazon.
By the way… reusable straws are a GREAT swap, I just thought I would post some lesser thought of items! If you don’t have one you should definitely invest! You can get them at different shops but I’ve also linked them here!
1. Loose Leaf Tea
Instead of throwing out tea bags, loose leaf tea is a great option! You can buy a tea pot, mug, or travel mug with a steeper. Or a portable ‘tea ball’ to go in any mug! I keep one at my desk and try to use it as much as possible! You can get loose leaf teas at specialty stores such as David’s Tea or even the bulk store!
A great alternative to parchment paper! Also helps you cook with less oil and you don’t have to remember to buy parchment paper all the time.
An alternative to dryer sheets! It’s the little things!
Use instead of saran wrap to wrap food (great for lemons and avos) or to put over bowls/containers to keep food in the fridge! Even if you are just chilling your cookie dough!
Skip the plastic, if you can…
These have been game changer for me! They are so easy to store in your purse or grocery bags if you need to pick something up. I also find they keep your produce way nicer in the fridge!
Things I am having trouble giving up/Not Waste Free:
Plastic Free razors & blades
Thrift shopping – although I do a little, I find it very difficult (especially being the least fashionable person in the world).
Homemade beauty products (i.e shampoo, tooth paste, face wash)