Simple swaps to kickstart your zero waste lifestyle

by Lily Friis

“Even small changes have a bigger impact than you’d realise. Focus on reducing your waste – don’t worry about eliminating it. With practice, everything will fall into place in time.”

There are many super simple swaps you can make from your everyday items to a more eco-friendly option. Some easy ones are listed below:

  • Plastic toothbrush to Bamboo toothbrush
  • Plastic straw to Metal or sugar cane straw
  • Plastic bottle to Metal or re-usable bottle
  • Plastic produce bags to re-usable mesh/fabric produce bags
  • Disposable razor to Re-usable safety razor
  • Regular shampoo and conditioner to shampoo and conditioner bars
  • Bottled soap to soap bars
  • Cling wrap to beeswax wraps
  • Plastic cutlery to re-usable/bamboo set of cutlery
  • Coffee cup to re-usable mug (KeepCup, FrankGreen etc)
  • Plastic hairbrush or comb to a bamboo or wood alternative
  • Make-up wipes to re-usable/fabric wipes
  • Plastic pegs to wooden or metal pegs