Best zero waste easy swaps
In your quest for a zero waste and eco-friendly life, you may be wondering how to replace certain items that you find very convenient. Take, for example, aluminum foil, plastic bags, cooking papers, body care or household products.
This article is intended as a basic guide to easily and effectively replace single-use and harmful objects to protect as much as we can, our beautiful earth.
1 - Plastic toothbrushes
Obviously, you certainly dont want them to end up in landfills where they cannot decompose.
Our bamboo toothbrushes, 100% compostable, eco-friendly and vegan friendly are perfect as a replacement. The difference lies in the fact that the bamboo brush is compostable, you will only have to cut the small bristles off the brush before putting in your compost.
If you like colors, know that a vast selection is waiting for you! Adults and children will be delighted. For a gentle and easy tooth whitening every day, you can also opt for our bamboo toothbrush with soft bristles made with activated charcoal. The handle is made of biodegradable bamboo and the charcoal also has an interesting antimicrobial effect.
2 - The aluminum foil
This one is rather easy to replace! You simply have to buy a silicone baking mat that can last you for a very long time. If you are used to taking aluminum foil to preserve your food, be aware that beeswax papers preserve very well fruits and vegetables but it is however, advisable not to use them with meat.
3 - Plastic straws
As you all know, disposable plastic straws are a nuisance to the environment. Opt instead for our beautiful bamboo straws, reusable and really enjoyable to use. If you have sensitive teeth, bamboo is more pleasant in contact with them than metal straws!
4 - Single-use plastic bags
Several companies are now selling mesh bags for your fruits and vegetables! Just think about maintaining them well and bring them with you at your next grocery store.
5 - Body products
Shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, creams and cleansers are often packaged in plastic. The solution is simple; you can make several products yourself and in the case of your hair, opt for solid rather than liquid products.
Homemade oil facial recipe
- Argan Oil
- Tamanu oil
- cistus essential oil (do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding)
- A small empty bottle (ideally it must be able to hold 100 ml and have a pipette)
1- Put in your bottle 2/3 of argan oil
2- Put 1/3 of tamanu oil
3- 3-4 drops of essential oil of cistus
Stir all and apply the mixture to clean, moist skin !
6 - Household products
The simplest option is again, to use simple ingredients such as; vinegar, baking soda and essential oils to clean your home without the risk of breathing chemical ingredients. Several recipes are available on the internet but here is a simple recipe:
Deep cleaner for bathtub
- 3/4 cup of baking soda
- 2-3 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide
- 2-3 tablespoons liquid Castile soap
Mix all these ingredients in a small bowl. The mixture should become a thick paste that said, this mixture does not keep well, the ideal is to use it quickly.