I Want To Get Started On Zero-Waste But How?
Dernière mise à jour : 11 nov. 2020
Here are the tips for the beginners! Just give your 3 min and learn HOW to REDUCE your WASTE with 10 easy STEPS!
It won't be wrong to say the concept of "zero-waste" is a life-style. Therefore starting and going for zero waste is a journey, it takes time to implement these steps to your life. Yes, it needs commitment and obviously, it does not come at one night!
Some of those tips are really EASY steps, pick some of them up and start your JOURNEY.
Because there is no planet B!
1) Switch to the reusable tote bag. Say NO to plastic bags!
One of the most harmful to the planet and marine life is plastic bag waste. It is quite an easy step to switch .
Probably you will have difficulties remembering to take it each time with you. We have a suggestion for that! Keep your tote bag in the trunk of your car, scooter, bike, or everyday bag.
Especially vegetable & fruit shopping comes with many little plastic bags for wrapping. If you bring your own reusable bags, just at one time shopping you will skip taking many plastic bags.
Furthermore, with every purchase of the TerraMavi bag, you will also be supporting a small family from Northern Bali who ethically manufactures these stylish totes – it’s a win-win for all
You might even get cash-back at some groceries as an incentive given by them. Yayy, right?
2) Switch to bamboo/reeds/wheat straw. Say NO to plastic straws!
The other most harmful waste award goes toooo...... plastic straw!
You might already have seen the viral-gone turtle photo that had a plastic straw stuck in his bleeding nose. Sorry to remind you of that sad photo but it is the reality! So, what you can do is really easy. Just say NO whenever they give you a plastic straw.
But then what am I going to use?
Switch to reusable to bamboo straws or if you are looking for one-time use straw then simply switch to wheat or reed straws.
3) Use bamboo toothbrush
Dentists suggest changing our toothbrushes every 3 months. In basic math, this means 1 person creates 40 toothbrushes as waste just in a decade which do not recycle and end up in the landfill.
The good news is there is an alternative: TerraMavi’s ‘nature touched bamboo toothbrush.
Switch today and have your clean teeth with no guilt.
4) Have a reusable bamboo or coconut cutlery set
Ordering food or snacking at a festival is part of our daily-life which contributes to plastic waste a lot with plastic cutlery. Fortunately, there is also an alternative for this. Obtain a cutlery set made from bamboo or coconut and stash it in your handbag for picnics, camping, festivals, or even office lunch-time.
5) Cotton earbuds made of bamboo
Can you recall another viral-gone photo of a sea horse carrying a cotton earbud?
Most of the plastic swaps end up in our precious oceans. You can stop this pollution by switching to compostable buds made of bamboo.
6) Bamboo comb
This change is not only for the planet but also for your health. Get plastic-free & vegan hair comb, get less static damage, healthier scalp, and less dandruff. BECAUSE bamboo gives natural circulation on your scalp. Thus you bamboo comb massage your scalp gently and this natural massaging also stimulates natural sebum which conditions your hair.
Unlike plastic comb, the bamboo comb does not create static. So, you can style your hair with less effort.
7) Coconut Bowl
Most people think disposable plates will save the water but they forget how much water had been used for production. It takes 30 liters to produce one paper plate.
On the other hand, these coconut bowls create a great impact since they are all-natural, free of plastic, and chemicals. Also, they give a second-life to coconut since most of the coconut shells are just thrown or burnt.
8) Start to use the menstrual cup
This time the alternative item we are suggesting is not biodegradable but it is reusable which prevents 11.000 disposable period products of an individual in a lifetime. This is 200.000 tonnes of waste per year!!!
It takes also 500 years of degrading a pad but you can have 99.9% fewer waste thanks to this little tiny buddy: the menstrual cup!
This is also great for your wallet. One cup can last up to 20 years! 20 Euro of only one-time purchase for 20 years vs every month of 3-5 Euro