Woods and Metals
Bamboo toothbrushes, cute and colourful compostable ear swabs, and metal safety razors are just a few examples of zero waste items you can substitute in your bathroom that will also serve as stylish items decorating your shelves. These are items that are used almost daily and create a lot of trash. Thanks to the materials of the eco-friendly alternatives, these swaps last substantially longer than their wasteful plastic counterparts.
Cloth cotton pads are an easy, reusable alternative to the one-time-use cotton pads. Cotton pads are used for anything from makeup removal to various medical purposes, hence a reusable cotton pad comes handy in many situations. They are also extremely easy to reuse, as they only require a good wash post-use; you can even chuck it in the washing machine.
Did you know that the fifth most commonly found trash on Europe’s beaches are sanitary products? Menstruation is a natural occurrence that happens once a month, so you can imagine the staggering amount of plastic discarded due to the associated products in one person’s lifetime alone. Two zero waste swaps are silicone menstrual cups and washable period panties.
As you can see, in a room where it seems as though plastic is king, it is fairly simple to dethrone the menacing monarch. There are now more than ever stylish, planet friendly alternatives readily available to fill the spot in your bathroom and turn it into a zero waste space, one item at a time.