Guide to zero waste: in the bathroom and kitchen
The guide to zero waste
How and why to go to zero waste?
There are two main reasons to favor zero waste alternatives: first, as its name suggests, zero waste reduces its impact on the environment and take care of the planet. While zero waste mainly has an ecological dimension, it also saves a lot of money in many areas: at home, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, in baby's belongings, etc. In this article, you will find our tips for adopting a few zero waste actions. Good to know: in France, 23% of plastics, 71% of glass and 88% of cardboard and paper are recycled.
Did you know? Plastic is created from petroleum and chemicals. There is also a seventh "continent" on Earth, made up entirely of plastic waste! We call this horror “continent” because it is no less than 3.5 million km ². This area is located in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California, an area to which plastics around the world have drifted. Besides being unsightly, this plastic monster is a big deal for fish. Some find themselves trapped in plastic and others grow up with a piece of plastic around them, and another alarming fact: some fish ingest it. Which means that for people on an omnivorous diet, plastic ends up straight ... on their plate!
Zero waste in the bathroom
Along with the kitchen, the bathroom is undoubtedly one of the places where we pollute the most, between disposable cottons, plastic packaging, hygienic protections, etc. . You will find in the table below the advantages of choosing one or the other option.
Zero waste for babies
In the world of childcare, there are a few tips to produce less waste: glass or stainless steel bottles, washable diapers, compostable wipes or washable wipes. In addition to being free of BPA, phthalates and toxic materials, glass or stainless steel bottles have the advantage of being more environmentally friendly than their plastic cousins. Opting for cloth diapers means choosing a greener lifestyle: you need between 4000 and 6000 disposable diapers versus 20 washable diapers to keep baby clean until full independence. If it is an ecological alternative, it is also a way to make real savings (between 1000 and 2000 € approximately until the cleanliness)! Washable wipes also allow real savings. By starting with 50 packs of 80 wipes per year (€ 3 per pack), i.e. around 100 packs up to cleanliness, you can save up to € 250 by opting for the Emma's trends washable baby wipes kit .
Zero waste in the kitchen
In the kitchen, there are many tips for reducing waste. Starting with the plastic bottles that you can replace with glass or stainless steel bottles. Rather than using a paper towel at the slightest task on the table or the floor, prefer washable towels, just as effective! Nothing better than a fruit compote to taste it, but what if you tried reusable gourds? In addition to having a fun design, they are practical and ecological!