These are some easy ways to cut back on waste!
I am a big fan of finding easy solutions to managing waste. All of the suggestions above, I have implemented into my life. There are some on this list that were supper easy switches, like exchanging a plastic water bottle for a reusable water bottle. I found some shocking statistics that shed some light onto how many plastic water bottles alone are in landfills. Last year alone, the average Us citizen used 167 disposable water bottles, and only recycled 38 of those. That means 38 billion water bottles, more than $1 billion worth of plastic, are wasted each year.
I stopped using straws completely at restaurants, it is easy to just say no to a straw when it is being offered with your drink, this will also help you drink slower! Check the link out to see how straws are really effecting the environment and how you can help change it!
I am a big fan of Lush products. Recently I have changed from using traditional shampoo and conditioner to bar hair wash. It took my hair about a week to get use to this change. After using the bar soap for a little over month I have found that my hair has gotten curler and last between washes longer. I really love this product, and it is relatively inexpensive. The bar soap works great for traveling as well, you don’t have to worry about the oz. limit.
Below are some links to really cute shopping bags alternative’s that I found
A change that I didn’t really think about until doing more research was on plastic lighters. I Always have candles in my room, and I would just get a cheap plastic lighter at the gas station, I found out that 1.5 billion lighters are found in landfills every year. A zippo lighter is a metal lighter that is re-fillable. I understand that can be a hassle so if you’re not a zippo fan you can always switch to matches!
Stop using plastic cups, silver wear, and paper plates. We have those at home and packing them in your backpack, purse, or in your car is a quick switch!
Check out the rest of my list for some more ways to cut back on waste! If you have more suggestions on how to help the environment and reduce waste, leave it in the comments!
Happy Friday Friends!