Lets be honest, when you have children and a busy life in general, waste reduction and choosing the zero waste option all of the time can sometimes fall off the priority list. Often zero waste options can be seen as more work, more expense and less convenient. To give you some ideas on really simple, maybe different, maybe not so different ways to help to reduce waste in your household I have put together some of the tips and ideas we use. Some of these may be new to you and some you may have been doing forever. Hopefully you find a few of them useful!
Christmas can get a little bit out of hand with the amount of waste that is created and whilst we love Christmas - the traditions, the joy and the overall excitement that comes with it. There is a downside to it which we all probably need to get a little more aware of, and that is the mass amount of waste that’s generated over this time of year. To help combat this we have put together our practical, simple tips to help you have a Christmas with less waste. One where we actually take the time to choose more wisely, more consciously and therefore think about the effects on our wider environment.
This laundry powder recipe is so ridiculously simple and so much more affordable than buying or refilling your laundry powder every few weeks. Plus means you can cut down on more packaging and waste in your house even further.
The ingredients are 100% safe and natural with no dodgy ingredients that you aren't sure what they are exactly. I use this on all of our clothes and also on our reusable nappies and find it it works really effectively, washing everything thoroughly and depending on what oils you add to it, it can add a nice natural fragrance to your washing too.
This our own tried and true recipe for the natural, zero waste tooth powder which we have been using for over a year now. This recipe is a natural blend of 3 ingredients which are easy to access waste free.
The baking soda in this recipe provide the anti-bacterial properties as well as helping to clean tartar off your teeth. The peppermint essential oil is said to have energising properties and it has also been said to help to eliminate harmful baceteria. The stevia in this recipe acts as a sweetener. It is important when choosing the stevia to use in this recipe that you 100% all natural stevia powder - which is derived from the plant. Typically the more natural forms will be green as they are less processed and 100% plant derived.
Kate Callaghan The Holistic Nutritionist shared this delicious, easy, waste free seed slice at our Sustainability Evening recently and it went down a treat so we thought we should share it with you all. It is so so simple to make, affordable, refined sugar free and you can get all of the ingredients with no excess plastics and packaging through our online store. It is a great recipe to replace muesli bars that you may buy at the supermarket in unnecessary single-use plastics and this recipe will be far healthier without unknown additives and ingredients.
Through our Zero Waste Living series we will be chatting with inspiring humans and organisations who are on their zero waste journeys and we'll be sharing their best tips and advice to help to inspire our customers who are trying to reduce their own waste. We're super super excited to kick the series off with a chat with Miriama Kamo who has become such a leader in the zero waste movement.