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We’re back again with a new post for our zero waste home series. Today, we’re bringing you some handy tips to help you go zero waste in the bathroom.
According to The Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average Australian creates just over 2,000kgs of waste each year. That’s a huge number when you consider there’s over 24 millions Australians. That’s why every bit helps when reducing our waste and our impact on the evironment.
So without further adue, here’s some tips to help you go zero waste in the bathroom.
How to go Zero Waste in the bathroom
Seeing that many people spend a lot of time in the bathroom, some more than others, we thought we can’t have a zero waste series without tips for the bathroom. There might not be a lot of waste is generated here but every little bit counts.
Here are 8 tips on how to go zero waste in the bath room
- Shop consciously. When it comes to zero waste, prevention is better than cure. So shop at eco-friendly places you know that stock sustainable products or retailers that do they bit to help the planet.
- Buy your bathroom products bulk. Whenever you can, buy in bulk. That way you generate less waste and don’t have to shop so often. This can be good for the budget conscious as well and if you have excess items, you can always share with family or friends.
- Swap your toothbrush. Especially plastic products like toothbrushes. Swap the plastic ones for bamboo toothbrushes which are more sustainable. This could apply to other plastic items in the bathroom.
- Save water. As always, saving water doesn’t have to be hard. You could always shorten your showers or baths or use less water when cleaning the bathroom.
- Start with energy efficient appliances. If you can, buy energy-efficient appliances. Yes, they could be more expensive but if you shop around for sales, you never know, you could pick up a bargain.
- Buy less stuff. Yes, that’s right. Stop buying stuff that you don’t really need or things that you won’t use. Don’t buy into the hype of having more than you need. All this in turn just goes to waste and ends up needlessly in the landfills.
- Recycle. This goes without saying, plus it’s not that hard once you get in the habit. Teach the kids how to recycle and the importance of recycling as well.
- Make it yourself. I love this. If you have time, you can easily find ways to upcycle. Like using glass containers for storage.
So that’s our hot tips on going zero waste in the bathroom. If you need some handy hints and tips for the kitchen, then check our 1st post in the series, Zero Waste Home Series – Tips to go Zero Waste in the Kitchen.
For an assessment of your waste, you can check out your local council or do a google search for free waste assessment in your local area.
If you have any tips to go zero waste in the bathroom, please share it below and let’s help each other live better by living more sustainably.