After a week of using my homemade zero waste toothpaste I am hooked! Not only does it contain no toxic chemicals but the ingredients have their own innate benefits.
Do it for yourself. Make some and be amazed. And of course you will be reducing the amount of plastics that you send to landfill.
So going through my bathroom I am so ashamed of the amount of plastic packaging I have been responsible for bringing into the house. Toothpaste was next on the agenda, so here is a video on how to make your own.
I’ll check back with you in a couple of days to let you know the verdict.
via Talking Trash with Julia – zero waste toothpaste – YouTube.
On the journey to zero waste everything has to be thought of, from the kitchen to the bathroom to the laundry and the loo.
My usual environmentally friendly toilet rolls always have come wrapped in plastic so now I am on the hunt for an alternative.
I’ve found a paper wrapped version, but it was bleached and not recycled office waste so now I’m looking at catering companies who provide boxes of recycled toilet paper wrapped in individual paper wraps and sent to your door in cardboard boxes. Cardboard can be recycled in the garden, composted and I can reuse them several times in my uniform business before they even need to be discarded.
Will keep you posted.
via Talking Trash with Julia – toilet paper – YouTube.
Okay so transitioning away from bread in plastic bags with little plastic clips seemed to be an appropriate place to start. I buy at least four loaves of bread per week for our family (maybe more) and it has always bothered me how much plastic we throw out just for this one product.
So here is a DIY video on how to make your own cloth bread bag. The dimensions of my template are 51 x 40cm and the strip for the casing is 82 x 7cm.
It requires very basic sewing skills and I didn’t even bother overlocking the raw edges.
Hope you get on board and make one for yourself.
It’s now or never. I’m embarking on a major change to live a zero waste life and I hope you’ll come along for the ride. I’m sharing these adventures with a 30 Day Video Challenge group that I hang with, and also with my Facebook friends and family.
I’d love to know if you follow these principles and how you make it work for your family. I think converting the son and the husband are going to be the hardest parts of this journey!
What I feel I need to do is to silently sneak it up on them and not ditch all the stuff we already have in the house but as things run out or give out to replace them with zero waste alternatives.
Looking forward to an interesting ride.