Zero Waste, Plastic + Toxin Free, Biodegradeable,
PLASTIC FREE SUSTAINABLE BRANDS WITH PRODUCTS MADE WITHOUT TOXIC INGREDIENTS, ARE BIODEGRADABLE, AND ARRIVE WITH PLASTIC FREE PACKAGING.
CHIP DROP - FREE mulch delivery withiut the plastic wrap (and it breaks into amazing compost/soil to save you from puechasing compost/soil) just expect a massive delivery and request no logs
WHO GIVES A CRAP - ☆tree free☆ biodegradable bamboo toilet paper + paper towels
HOLD ON - biodegradable trash, sandwich, and gallon bags
EARTH BREEZE - biodegradeable waterway safe laundry detergent
GREENLINE PET SUPPLY - biodegradable poop bags
BLUELAND - biodegradable (refills) body wash, glass cleaner, all purpose cleaner, bathroom cleaner, dish soap, hand soap, laundry detergent, toilet cleaner, dryer balls (expensive - Trader Joes, World Market, Whole Foods and most local grocery and healthfoood stores now carry dryer balls for less than $10)
Countertop Compost Bin - check your local area for compost drop off and pick up (if you do not have a compost bin in your backyard).
Or better yet, purchase a LOMI to make your own compost for indoor/outdoor plants. The best part is that you can compost certain plastics AND what you normally couldn't in an outdoor compost bin. Our household remains zero waste in thanks to our Lomi.
TIPS TO LIVING ZERO WASTE
There is no 'one size fits all' approach. We are only human, but we do have a responsibility to Mother Earth.
- Ditch the plastic and cardboard. Purchase reusable bags to use when shopping.
- Purchase items made of bamboo and hemp for household items, instead of plastic. Think toothbrushes, dish scrubbers, brushes, sheets, towels, ie.
- Biodegradable cutlery and plates are available at all grocery stores.
- Have reusable towels and handtowels for kitchen use, household cleaning, and unwanted spills. We get it, vomit happens. And while we aren't brave enough to clean cat puke with reusable hand towels that also clean our surfaces, we do use bamboo paper towels ☆tree free☆ for icky spills!
- Ditch the plastic bags and containers in the produce section. Bring your own bags to put produce in - or ditch the need for bags altogether. You're going to wash the produce at home, no matter what, after all.
- Invest in products with a larger volume - to cut down on plastic and glass. For example, purchase a 128oz container of Apple Cider Vinegar - instead of a 16oz bottle. This will save you major bucks and waste. Prepare your budget for these investments. Or, ask a loved one to go in half or thirdsies with ya.
- Purchase spices, herbs, carrier oils, ie. in bulk from Banyan Botanicals or your local Asian, African, and Hispanic grocery store.
- Obsessed with sparkling water? Same. Purchase a Soda Stream and return the cyclinders locally for money back and waste free up-cycling. Don't purchase Soda Stream flavorings though. They are loaded with chemicals and dyes!!! Instead, make your own flavoring. Desire sugar free? Add monkfruit sugar or similar. Don't care for organic cane sugar, sweeten your syrup with honey instead. I always add equal parts water, sweetner, and whatever herb(s) I am flavoring with. TO NOTE: I've tried mixes from clean companies that make kombucha and other flavors for sparkling water.