A Beginners Guide To Zero Waste

A Beginners Guide To Zero Waste

by Annette Kuan October 22, 2018

Making the change to a zero waste lifestyle can feel like an overwhelming task. Without knowing the basics, it’s easy to be intimidated and want to run the other way. But with a little guidance, you’ll forget why it took you this long to start. Begin reducing your carbon footprint with the Happy Stan Recycling easy to follow beginners guide.

Keep A Reusable Bottle On Hand

There is nothing worse than being thirsty when you are on the go. So rather than buying a plastic water bottle, invest in a reusable one that you can fill up throughout the day. You’ll benefit from always being hydrated and also contribute to our quest to reduce plastic.

Stash Some Cutlery

Say no to plastic cutlery when you are grabbing food to-go. Keep a set of stainless steel cutlery in a cloth napkin and store it in your car or purse. This way you’ll always be prepared for an impromptu meal.

Shop Til You Drop With Reusable Bags

There is no denying the need to shop. Whether you’re going to pick up groceries, home supplies or clothes, it’s always a good idea to keep reusable cloth bags on hand. Once you make the switch, you won’t have to worry about cluttering your cabinets or the environment with plastic bags ever again.

Out With The Old In With The Almost New

We are all guilty of throwing out clothes that no longer fit us or our style, even the ones that have been hidden deep in the closet with the price tags still attached!  Next time, before you make the toss, consider having a clothing swap with your friends or co-workers, and then take the remaining clothing to a donation centre to help those in need. 

What are your tips for living a zero waste lifestyle? Tag us on Instagram or comment on our Facebook page, we’d love to hear from you!

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