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Top Tips for Trimming Your Trash and Living Sustainably

Tips for learning to reduce your waste

We know that we produce far too much waste today. 19.8 tonnes of waste per person per year in the United States. This is why it is high time to reduce our waste and the pollution it creates.

Obviously, you will think: what can I do about it, me, a regular average citizen? But small efforts multiplied by 7.7 billion inhabitants on the planet is a lot. So there are no small ideas. If everyone does their part, we are convinced that we can achieve great things! A small act here can have consequences on the other side of the planet. And we must help our planet.

That’s why today, we’re giving you the top tips to start or continue to reduce your waste.

The advantages of becoming a zero waste family

Even if you only see constraints for the moment, it has its advantages! Already, being a zero waste family – or almost zero waste – is swag. You follow the movement, and the good one. But of course, beyond the trendy effect, it means first and foremost taking care of your loved ones and the environment.

The impact on your life

So yes, it will take effort. Yes, it will take you a few more minutes per day. Yes, it will change your habits… But for a good cause! First, by consuming better and less, you will have better health. No more harmful products and other plastic packaging in your home. Choose zero waste stores, this will help you in your approach.

Plus, you’ll feel good in your sneakers! Because participating in the collective effort, doing good deeds and having strong convictions makes you happy.

The impact on the planet

It’s very simple: you will help make our planet less sick. And right now, it’s more than a priority. There is already far too much waste produced to add new ones!

1. Think recycling and reuse

This is our first tip, probably the simplest. The idea is to avoid – or even ban – overconsumption. To do this, simply favor reusable products, and therefore buy fewer of them.

Also buy recyclable products! Ecological objects that will not end up in an open landfill or on our beaches. Obviously, you will generate less waste… but there will still be some, at least at the beginning. Sort your waste, to allow its proper treatment and transformation.

2. Consume responsibly

Second tip for you: buy quality, in reasonable quantities. Basta the slashed prices to buy more. Stop waste and opt for a change in consumption patterns. Buy less, but better products that will last you longer.

This also applies to food. Consume organic and local products. Better for the planet, but also for you!

3. Recover kitchen waste

Compost! We are talking about your food waste here. Bring them value by transforming them into a real feast for small insects which are essential for biodiversity. We see you coming: no, I can’t do that. But even people who live in an apartment in the city center can do it! Numerous reports now prove to you that it is possible even for city dwellers!

4. Opt for the menstrual cup and buy less

Well, for this one, these gentlemen are not concerned. We talk about it in our dedicated article: the women’s cup is a good way to reduce waste. Have you ever calculated how many sanitary products you have thrown away since your first period? Surely a mountain! With the menstrual cup, put an end to it and, what’s more, prioritize your health and comfort.

5. Adopt Oriculi to buy better

Also called an ecological ear cleaner, this stick will replace your cotton buds…for life! Not bad in terms of Zero Waste, right? And what’s more, it prevents the formation of blockages. Get the Oriculi for your whole family! It is suitable for both adults and children.

6. Zero waste = zero waste throughout your home

Zero waste is not just limited to one room in your home. It’s a way of life to develop throughout your home. And you will see, you will save! Concretely, what does that mean? You can reduce your household waste and make your own, less abrasive products. Or donate your clothes, sell them or recycle them rather than throwing them away.

7. Choose zero waste stores

Who says living Zero Waste, says buying Zero Waste. For this, many brands are emerging little by little and offering this type of alternative. For American residents, there is even a zero waste map which locates all the Zero Waste shops! Great, right?

8. A gift to give? Opt for a Zero Waste present

And why not convert your families and friends? There are many zero waste gift ideas available today. Whether it’s beauty, fashion or accessories, many brands are getting into it. Some brands offer zero waste boxes and eco-friendly ready-to-wear brands… The choice is yours! Of course, another thing that works is Do It Yourself gifts. Economical and ecological, the perfect combo!

9. Get inspired by Zero Waste books

Finally, our last tip for you: the zero waste guide. You won’t have trouble finding some. These are works that flourish in bookstores. A good way for you to glean advice here and there to facilitate your zero waste transition.

As you will have noticed, there are several ways to start reducing your waste drastically! And this throughout your home. You can therefore more and more easily become a Zero Waste pro and lead your family in this transition! No need to want to do everything at the start. Take it little by little and soon you won’t be able to do anything else.