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101 Ways to Go Zero Waste in 2020

  • January 28, 2020


  • Zero Waste Eco Essentials Admin

Today the whole world is deteriorating global warming, and the lands are covered with more waste than trees, scraping the soil, which is dangerously harming animals' livelihood. Plastic is one of the treacherous examples of original single-waste materials, becoming the main consequence of the environment as it is not only invaded the mountains but the deepest ocean. 

This kind of single-use waste materials was not today's production, which has been producing for the past 100 years. Such versatile products come out as cheap products use as alternative solutions to the many problems which are now a robust toxic problem to the whole ecosystem. 

At first, the ways of going zero waste might not be easy to endure, though it's worth to try it out, and eventually, it's all you're going to love it. 

We bring you 101 significant ways to live a zero-waste life. These tips will help households and travelers to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle.

101 Ways to Go Zero Waste

  1. Plastic straws harm the innocent turtles, therefore the alternative like stainless steel straws or reusable bamboo straws or no straw are the best ways to drink your juices or beverages.

  2. When traveling, take the reusable stainless steel water bottle that keeps you away from cheap plastic bottles.

  3. Don't ask for a tissue when handkerchiefs can be handy.

  4. Ditch the way of throwing food, take what is needed, and likely to eat.

  5. Try to donate the unused items if they are in good shape and condition.

  6. Swipe left your plastic toothbrush and swipes it right to bamboo charcoal brushes.

  7. Instead of single-use plastic containers, use the reusable stainless steel containers.

  8. Try to use handmade natural soap bars.

  9. Must stitch your old sheets to towels, napkins, and handkerchiefs.

  10. Avoid buying packaged foods.

  11. Try to use organic garbage as a soil fertilizer.

  12. Say "no thanks" to free cheap promotional items.

  13. Take a library card to support your local sharing economy.

  14. Think wisely before purchasing any product.

  15. Try to cool your home with natural air, so keep the windows open.

  16. Ditch Palm oil.

  17. Don't wash clothes daily; clean it when it gets dirty.

  18. Try to avoid plastic pill bottles when it's cold instead use elderberry syrup.

  19. Use shampoo bars to clean your hair.

  20. Try to take only the necessary reusable products while traveling.

  21. Bring your own reusable bag while shopping.

  22. Bad day? Go for a walk or do yoga.

  23. Go to the local farmer's market to buy veggies.

  24. Use LEDs.

  25. Naturally, get rid of the pest.

  26. Use menstrual cups or cloth pads instead of disposable pads.

  27. Preserve food by using cans.

  28. Stop wasting excessive water while brushing your teeth.

  29. Make your lotion to get smooth skin.

  30. Make your face mask from your pantry.

  31. Use your house space for planting a small garden.

  32. Use natural compost in the little garden.

  33. Try to plan meals to avoid food waste.

  34. Try to repair it when it breaks.

  35. Use homemade mouthwash to have fresh breath.

  36. Pack your lunch every day from home.

  37. Avoid using plastic to freeze your food.

  38. Keep your food stored properly to keep it longer use.

  39. Digitize your bill.

  40. Repurpose your stale food.

  41. Avoid impulsive buying.

  42. Go for local plastic-free products.

  43. Avoid plastic container toothpaste, instead of toothpowder.

  44. Use tea towels or rags to avoid paper towels.

  45. Tailor your old clothes as diapers.

  46. Ditch plastic lip chapstick, use DIY organic lip balm.

  47. Avoid plastic shower loofahs and use a real loofah or a natural sisal wash cloth.

  48. Try to wear more sweaters and hand gloves than turning on the heat.

  49. Try to build a zero-waste kit that can be put in the trunk of your car when you go camping.

  50. Carry your vegetables to fruit in your reusable shopping bags.

  51. Start your local gardens.

  52. Compost the biodegradable waste in the backyard garden.

  53. Don't just throw your shoes; give it to your local cobbler.

  54. Don't ditch the leftover; keep it in a container.

  55. Free yourself from coral bleaching suns creams.

  56. Get yourself your organic deodorant.

  57. Try to walk more and drive less.

  58. Make use of rechargeable batteries instead of disposable ones.

  59. Make use of more ceramic plates than disposable plates.

  60. Take your reusable stainless steel coffee mug than buying single-use cups in cafes.

  61. Don't make impulsive buying habits.

  62. In-office, try to use less paper and pen and use more ways of digitalization.

  63. Discover ways to re-grow kitchen scraps.

  64. Try to cut excess junks and surround yourself with the multi-purpose items.

  65. Buy long-lasting tools and items that serve for a lifetime.

  66. Try to visit more farmer's markets than supermarkets or departmental stores.

  67. Decorate your home with less but useful products.

  68. For small babies, use cloth diapering.

  69. To purify your home, use some house plants and ditch those plastic pots.

  70. Run the full dishwasher or loads of clothes in the washing machine at once.

  71. Turn off the water while bathing to save water.

  72. Research on greenwashing.

  73. Use your Febreze spray to freshen your room.

  74. Go and join the community garden.

  75. Ditch all the plastic wrappers for wrapping gifts instead go for newsprints. 

  76. For any speciality items like a table for camping or picnics, borrow it from friends or rent it.

  77. Learn how to harvest rainwater.

  78. Learn to repurpose stale water.

  79. Try to eat more vegetables instead of meat consumption.

  80. Try to learn carefully disposing of old batteries of mobile phones or unusable cards or gift cards.

  81. Repair your clothes from the local tailors.

  82. Go for more public transport, if available.

  83. Instead of shopping, go for swapping clothes. 

  84. Buy only a few useful items.

  85. Commit to learning usefulness about food, clothes.

  86. Homemade gifts are the best gift, so go and gift them to your friends.

  87. Ask no plastic packaging during online shopping.

  88. Make sure you throw litter on the dustbin or bring them home.

  89. Experience is the best way to learn zero waste rather than buying zero waste essential products.

  90. Repair those buttons of your clothes too long last them.

  91. Say no to plastic Q-tips.

  92. Avoid receipt that comes in the paper.

  93. Install bidet attachment, for keeping yourself as a zero-waste.

  94. Keep your hands on all-purpose cleaning spray.

  95. Try tree-free TP.

  96. Try to make your coffee with a French press or pour it over from the reusable filter so that you can avoid extra waste.

  97. Go for keeping a bucket in the shower so that you can use it to flush toilets or pour it in the garden.

  98. Use metal-safety razors to avoid plastic blades.

  99. Avoid tea bags and go for reusable strainers.

  100. Use compostable scrubs or brushes to ditch sponges.

  101. Zero waste is all about less recycling and reusing the materials. So, learn to reuse items as much as you can.

Bottom Line

The production of over 300 million such toxic single-use materials, mostly being dumped in the ocean, quietly affecting the marine animals as they either ingest or being entangled, causing severe injuries and deaths. Plastic straws, a lightweight plastic single-use material, became one of the major problems, primarily affecting sea turtles by tangled inside their nose, and it may cause severe injuries and even cause death. 

It has become a severe concern to save nature; so many people have come with alternative ideas to resolve such problems, as the new resolution on freeing themselves from the single-use materials. 

The process of going zero waste will certainly give a unique vibe to live a new and pure healthy life. As of today, minimalist, follows the new tag, "less is more," so they believe in living with less reusable products that save the environment in some way or others.

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