Five easy zero waste bathroom swaps - Green Indy Blog

Five easy zero waste bathroom swaps

Aside from the kitchen, the bathroom has the potential for creating the most amount of waste sent straight to the landfill. Plastic bottles, constant single-use items, and unnecessary products clog our shelves and our trash cans. Finding easy zero waste bathroom swaps is a great way to not only reduce our landfill-bound trash, but it’s also a great chance to remove toxic chemicals from our daily routine. Go easy on yourself and the environment by making a few simple, cost-effective swaps the next time you run out of a product. To get started, let’s start thinking about the products stopping our

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Environmentally friendly toothbrush, toothpaste, and more! - Green Indy Blog

Environmentally friendly toothbrush, toothpaste, and more!

Want a full bathroom tour? It’s right here. Getting my hands on an environmentally friendly toothbrush was, for some reason, one of the last items I tackled on my zero waste bathroom to-do list. I’m not sure why, but it seemed quite intimidating. I’ve finally – almost – fallen into my ideal zero waste dental hygiene routine, so I thought I’d share my thoughts with you. This includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash that come in little to no packaging and produce little waste themselves! NB: everything you do in terms of zero waste oral hygiene should be done

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How to create a zero waste house

I’m moving into a 1000 square foot, 130-year-old house with nothing but the absolute basics. “How to create a zero waste house” is an ongoing series which will address different parts of the house and the best tips/DIYs/products for going zero waste. This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through them, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you.  A house has been an end game for a while; something sort of surprising for two people who find themselves moving 1-2 times every year. But it just makes sense. Buying a house in a small

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A 3-minute zero waste deodorant recipe

Do you ever get so busy you just tune out the simple, but very important things? When you tune back in there’s a massive pile of laundry, a distinct lack of food, or nothing prepared for the next few days? That happened to me this week. I realized I was out of deodorant as my finger hit the bottom of the little glass jar. (As a side note, I can’t recommend Schmidt’s deodorant in a glass jar more highly – it worked really well and lasted forever. I’ve also had great luck in the past with Fat and the Moon’s deodorant

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How to get (near) zero waste groceries without bulk

Getting (near) zero waste groceries without bulk options is incredibly difficult. I’m pretty lucky to live near some decent bulk options – if I’m not fussed at stopping by several different places, I can get pretty much anything I need in bulk. That being said, sometimes we don’t have the budget for bulk or hyper-local, organic good from our farmers market. Compare some of our staples at a bulk store and Save-a-Lot, a super cheap discount store: Rice: $4.99/lb for bulk vs. $5.99 for a 10 lb bag Tomatoes: $3.99/lb at the farmers market vs. $.99/lb at the store Chickpeas: not

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