Zero Waste Essentials You Already Own!
Joining the Zero Waste Movement? Here is a list of our favorite zero waste swaps to get started:
Refill your own water bottle instead of buying plastic disposable water bottles. Use a reusable cup for coffee (either order "for here" or bring your own #byo to-go cup).
Use real dishes instead of disposables.
Take a set of flatware rolled up in a cloth napkin/bandana to avoid disposable versions.
Use fabric produce bags, tie a bandana into a bag via #furoshiki, or reuse a plastic "disposable" bag.
Refill pasta sauce, salsa and pickle jars with goods from bulk bins found at some grocery stores like Sprouts, Lucky's, King Soopers and others.
Save food scraps in freezer for veggie broth, smoothies and compost.
How many times can you make that ziploc bag last?
Bandanas, hankies and other fabric scraps are softer and more durable than tissues.
Kitchen rags are more durable than any paper towels.
Diluted vinegar or vodka for an all purpose cleaner.
Baking soda makes a great all purpose cleaning scrub.
Bring your own container to a restaurant for potential leftovers.
What was your first zero waste swap you already owned?