Zero Waste week is currently in full swing but once it’s over how do we keep up the momentum?
We all know that plastic is bad for the environment but surely everything comes in plastic bottles/jars now?
It can be hard to make changes to our routine and sometimes we just don’t know where too start. Which is why I’ve compiled a list of 5 pretty easy beauty/bathroom swaps for you to try.
Number 1 – Bamboo toothbrushes
We buy ours from our local zero waste shop but if you are not as lucky as we are to have one close by, you can buy them on the internet. The Ethical Superstore sell them, as do F.E.T.E. although they are a bit more expensive. If buying online isn’t your thing, Holland & Barrett sell them too.
Number 2 – Shampoo and Conditioner Bars
This particular shampoo bar comes from Lush. It comes packaged in a paper bag and you can buy a small tin to keep it in. I also use a shampoo bar I buy in my local Zerowaste shop. That one is made by local maker Folk Soap.
Number 3 – Toilet Roll
I am not brave enough to swap over to *ahem* family cloth and will be sticking to toilet paper for the foreseeable future. The main issue with toilet paper for me is the fact it comes wrapped in plastic. Who gives a Crap toilet paper comes wrapped in paper and even has some interesting facts printed on some of its wrapper to provide “reading material”. My two thought this was the best bit!!
Number 4 – Shaving cream
For those that shave, why not swap the shaving cream in a can, for solid shaving cream like your grandfather used?
The one above was gifted to hubby as a Christmas present by a family member and was bought in one of the supermarkets. If you want to buy something in a tub that can be recycled then try this Lush shaving cream. You even get rewarded when you take back 5 empty full sized tubs. Win win.
Number 5 – Soap
Soap is an easy swap. We all had soap bars before liquid soap became the “norm”. Soap bars are easily bought and are probably the easiest swap on this list.
How many of these can you swap the next time you need to replace the products? Is there anything else you would add to this list?
**Disclaimer** I bought each of these products (with the exception of the shaving cream which was a Christmas present for Hubby) I have listed everything here because I use them (or have used them) personally.