Living “Zero Waste” is more of a goal than a realistic achievement – another term often used is “PALL” (Plastic a Lot Less). The main thing is to have a go, because the benefits of going plastic-free are enormous. If not for the marine life, if not for the environment, then do it for the purely selfish reason that de-cluttering your life from waste can offer you a clearer mind.
Here are our top ten tips for #zerowasteweek:
#1 Say no to the plastic drinks straw! They are POINTLESS!!!!
#2 Try swapping your non-recyclable waste bin for a much smaller container to see how much you really throw away in a week
#3 Build your mason jar/tupperware collection (steel or glass boxes even better) to eliminate the need for freezer bags and cling-film
#4 Use a wooden or bamboo toothbrush that will biodegrade when you throw it away
#5 Refuse single-use shopping bags and always, always have a shopping bag with you!
#6 Use a reusable drinks bottle (make sure it’s BPA-free) and reusable coffee mug. So many places will fill up you bottle or cup now without any hassle.
#7 Plan your meals to avoid food going off before you can finish it #useitup
#8 Give your dinner party a more luxurious feel – use fabric napkins instead of throw-away ones
#9 When going on journeys, carry some cutlery with you so you don’t have to use nasty disposable plastic cutlery
#10 Opt for vegetables, fruit that aren’t wrapped in plastic