My intention for 2018 was to really make an effort to incorporate zero waste alternatives to cut down the impact I am making on the Earth. I made a list and started making small changes over time as I ran out of something. This is a compilation of the products + practices I have found worked for me this year and I aimed to reduce waste.
First, I got to know my trash to see where I could cut down. I’ve swapped paper towels for microfiber clothes, cotton pads for reusable ones, started composting, and am always look for new ways to align my life with more zero waste strategies. Here is a list of gift ideas for the environmentally conscious or zero waste person in your life ::
Reusable Makeup Remove Pads + Laundry Bag :: environmentally friendly alternative to disposable cotton!
Branch Basics :: non-toxic all in one cleaner + laundry concentrate with reusable bottles
Flip & Tumble Mesh Produce Bags :: never use disposable produce bags again!
Microfiber Cloths :: replace your paper towels with microfiber cloths
Year of Composting Subscription :: majorly cut down on the amount of trash we produced this year by far - look for a company in your area | I use The Urban Canopy Compost Club in Chicago
Imperfect Produce Subscription :: delivery of produce not accepted to grocery stores for cosmetic or surplus reasons that would otherwise get tossed | click the link for $10 off your first box if Imperfect Produce delivers in your area!
Reusable Bamboo Cutlery Set :: reusable silverware to take with you anywhere
S’well Stainless Steel Travel Mug :: enjoy your favorite coffee shop beverage with no waste
Zero Waste Starter Kit: The Basics :: everything you need to get started on your zero waste journey
Reusable Stainless Steel Straws :: never throw a straw away again!
Krista is a Chicago-based registered dietitian nutritionist, certified health coach, and certified personal trainer offering virtual nutrition coaching using a functional and integrative approach to help you feel vibrant, balanced, and confident. Looking to get your body + brain back?