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Want to make your home a little more low waste? Here are some easy sustainable tips

Here’s how you can implement these simple tips to lower your day-to-day consumption and make the transition to zero waste.

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By Alyxandra Carolus | March 12, 2024 | Diy

At this point, you’ve most likely heard about the zero waste lifestyle, #vanlife and the ban of plastic straws. All around the world, we’re seeing the overwhelming effects of climate change and how vulnerable communities are hit the hardest.

And while we’re on high alert about global consumption and want to learn more about sustainability, why not attempt to lower your carbon footprint with some low waste tips?

Here’s some things you can do to transition into a low-waste lifestyle in and around your home.

Shift over to energy-efficient appliances

One way to cut down on power usage is making a point to buy or use energy-efficient appliances. If you can, replace your old appliances, light bulbs and anything else with energy-efficient models. They might be more expensive upfront, but they'll save you money in the long run by reducing your energy use.

Reusable water bottles and filters

Yes, we’re all trying to stay hydrated. Drinking more water means improved overall health for your body and who wants to be thirsty? While pricey water bottles are all the rage - you don’t need to purchase a particular one if it won’t serve your day-to-day life. Swap out your plastic one for a water filter in your fridge or kitchen and save some cash. You can reuse any old glass water bottle you find, simply clean it thoroughly and add it to your kit. Just be sure not to break it!

Get your coffee/chai/matcha fix sorted

Ah, coffee, the business that keeps on giving. And that means a whole lot of discarded, non-biodegradable cups tossed into landfills. Now we’re not saying don’t enjoy a steaming (or iced) cup to start your day - but consider how you can change your consumption. Add a reusable coffee cup to your kit, or take a mug along with you, most places allow you to bring your own.

Compost and place less focus on disposable products

Instead of throwing away food scraps from your kitchen, consider composting them. It's a great way to reduce waste and create nutrient-rich soil for your plants. And in an effort to produce less waste, choose reusable products instead of disposable ones. Recycle whenever possible and opt for eco-friendly cleaning products or make your own from natural ingredients.