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  • A beginner's guide to a zero-waste lifestyle

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    Posted: August 20, 2017 Posted: August 20, 2017
    A beginner's guide to a zero-waste lifestyle

    | Eco friendly living is a new lifestyle that is being adopted by the world, and we think you should give it a go. Save the Planet without really changing much of your lifestyle.

    This two-part series lays out some simple ways to start your eco-friendly new lifestyle, by Sustainably Vegan, a Youtube channel all about making the connection between Veganism and Environmentalism and starting a conversation about how they are intertwined and are essential to saving ourselves, our planets and our animals.

    The starter tips for waste-free living include:

    • Going paper-free and totally digital, or only using recycled paper notebooks and refillable pens

    • Bring your own lunch boxes, flasks and water bottles on the go to avoid using disposable plastics, and never take plastic straws. Also, Mason/Kilner Jars are your best friends!

    • Opt for shampoo/conditioner and soap bars rather than plastic bottled products, and create your own DIY styling products from simple ingredients.

    • Use wooden toothbrushes and hairbrushes, try out menstrual cups rather than tampons and pads, and opt brands like Lush and Ecover that refill old packaging for free.

    • Most importantly, aim to shop second-hand, so the life cycle of products and the circular economy continues!

    Read more Easy Ways to Minimise your Wardrobe

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    Videos and photos by Sustainably Vegan