One of the biggest excuses that I hear when I explain living a zero waste lifestyle to friends and colleagues is that it’s cost prohibitive. So I wanted to show them that it is possible on a limited budget to live more responsibly. You don’t have to change everything at once, nor buy the most expensive “tools” to make a lifestyle change.
So I’ve dedicate this post to zero waste swaps under $5, to so that with just a small investment you can start making impactful changes.
From top to bottom and left to right:
- Glass bent straws – one way to ditch the plastic
- Stainless steel bowls – perfect to serve the kids and prevent breakage
- Marble storage jar – great for a zero waste bathroom
- Stainless steel chop sticks – keep some in your bag for on-the-go
- Wooden tongs – a cooking essential
- Cloth kitchen towels – eliminate paper towel waste
- Glass hand juicer – replace your plastic tools
- Ceramic berry basket – take it to the market to collect berries without plastic
- Weck canning jars – perfect for bulk purchases and fruit & veggie storage
- Unpackaged soap – reduce your bathroom waste
- Covered glass bowls – perfect for leftovers and carrying lunch to work
- Snap top spice jars – excellent for keeping bulk spices fresh
- Cloth napkins – replace your paper napkin trash
- Metal skewers – reduce, reuse, and replace wooden skewers for BBQing
- Ceramic plant pots – eliminate the plastic pots, take these straight to the nursery
Just a few of these swaps can help significantly reduce waste in your home. I hope it was able to show you that zero waste doesn’t have to be expensive to be effective.
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