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  • Zero Waste Lifestyle: For Beginners


    Edinburgh Website
    Posted: April 06, 2018 Posted: April 06, 2018

    | Helping you reduce your waste and start a journey into a zero waste lifestyle. This life can be achieved through a few small changes.


    Living a zero waste lifestyle, which means aiming to reduce landfill-bound trash to the bare minimum, is no mean feat. Considering the fact that a 'humble' plastic bag could take up to 1,000 years to decompose in a landfill, living day-to-day without single use plastic and other toxic, non-recyclable materials takes a hell of a lot of planning and research.

    Luckily, there's a wonderful web of blogs and vlogs there to help guide us through the journey to a more ethical, economic and eco-friendly life!

    A post shared by Aileen Xu 💗 (@lavendaire) on

    Here's one of our favourite resources, a video introducing 10 easy ways to reduce waste, including:

    • Saying no to flyers, junk mail, merch and freebies
    • Take reusable cloth bags shopping instead of plastic carriers
    • Use glass jars to shop for and store grains, nuts and more
    • Swap disposable plastic straws for acrylic, paper or metal
    • Preserve leftovers with beeswax wrap instead of cling film
    • Invest in a reusable, refillable water bottle
    • Bring silverware from home to avoid using disposable cutlery
    • Buy a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush
    • Switch from tampons and pads to a menstrual cup
    • Read books and magazines via a tablet or Kindle.

    Let us know what you think!

    Video by Lavendaire