Zero Waste Clingfilm

Clingfilm, one of the most popular items (popular makes it even sound like a wonderful thing haha) within the category of disposable products. It doesn’t align with a zero waste lifestyle at all. The idea of clingfilm is quite brilliant. If you have food leftovers, you don’t have to throw it away, you can eat it another time! The idea is brilliant, yes, the execution not so much. For every bit of food waste you save, you make plastic waste. Today I want to talk about the zero waste alternatives!

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Zero Waste Toothpaste with Fluoride

This week I’m writing about brushing my teeth again. Just like I wrote before about a zero waste toothbrush. This time, I want to tell you about the stuff you put on the toothbrush, toothpaste. Very important to use (even though I read somewhere that it’s more important to brush than to use toothpaste, but I don’t believe that)!

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Zero waste essential: a reusable bag

In the past two years that I’ve been working as a cashier, I have seen hundreds, maybe thousand of plastic bags come by. It’s horrendous. People put the weirdest things in plastic. A bunch of bananas, leek or lettuce. I’ve even seen people put plastic bags around plastic bags. Really, I kid you not.

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The most sustainable tooth brush: Humble Brush

Besides going through my waste on a regular basis, I do something else to see where I can improve on zero waste. I look at my daily routines. And the second thing I do in the morning (first is peeing haha) is brushing my teeth. With a fresh mouth I start off a fresh day!

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Lunching zero waste with a lunch box

You might have read this in the ‘about me‘ section: I’m a student. And as a student, I usually go to school five days of the week. That’s a huge chunk of my time and so I have to eat at school too, just like any other student. We have a fairly okay kanteen at our school and a supermarket nearby, but most of that food is packaged (in plastic). That’s why I’ve been bringing my own lunch box to school since the first day I went there (my mom taught me this zero waste habit), along with my reusable water bottle. Old-fashion? Maybe. But it is zero waste!

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A zero waste alternative to single-use bottles

A drinking bottle. Most people I know have one. You can buy different sorts, in different sizes. It’s an amazing alternative for plastic single-use drinking bottles. A reusable bottles is an item which I always carry with me in my bag, it is a zero waste essential.

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Zero waste handkerchiefs

Autumn has officially begun and for many of us this means sniveling and blowing our noses. And what do you use for that? Handkerchiefs (I hope)! Unfortunately a single use handkerchief doesn’t live a long life, you blow your nose once (or twice?) and hop, into the bin (often to landfill (!), because in The Netherlands handkerchiefs can’t be recycled). There has to be another way; zero waste handkerchiefs!

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Zero Waste Soap

This blogpost is about soap. You can use soap for just about anything. To wash your hair or body under the shower, to shave (yes, I use soap as shaving cream in combination with my safety razor), or to wash your hands after you’ve been to the bathroom. Yet, there is one thing very special about soap. You can buy it zero waste. Today I’m telling you all about zero waste soap.

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Zero Waste Cotton Pads

Cotton pads. As a girl who wears make-up, I can hardly live without them. A little bit of make-up remover on there and you can scrub. But then what? Jep, after just one use these pads end up at landfill. That has to change! Today I am telling you about zero waste cotton pads!

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