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If you’re currently saving the turtles by nixing plastic straws for sustainable sipping alternatives, then adopting a fully low-waste lifestyle may be for you. Low-waste living includes eliminating most, if not all, single-use plastic and landfill waste through thoughtful consumption.
In essence, it’s the values of reduce, reuse, recycle in practice.
Many zero-waste and low-waste movements have adopted a single definition, adopted by the Zero Waste International Alliance: “The conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health.”
As communities are encouraged to adopt more responsible consumption, zero-waste swaps are more and more available as alternatives to every day items. To get started on your low-waste journey and test the waters of the lifestyle, a kit of low-waste swaps may be a good option. The best part is there are several available on Amazon.
If you’re looking to transition to a low-waste or low-impact lifestyle, consider these starter kits to, well, get started.
Shop: Terra Natura Love Zero-Waste Gift Box, $24.95
This kit includes beeswax food wrap, reusable straws, a mesh shopping bag, an activated charcoal air purifier satchel and bamboo deodorizing bags.
Shop: No Landfill Zero Waste Starter Kit, $43.95
This kit includes stainless steel straws, bamboo toothbrushes, bamboo travel utensils, a mesh shopping bag and a zero-waste shampoo bar.
This kit includes two loofah multipurpose sponges, a bamboo reusable cutlery set, a cotton fabric travel bag, a bamboo reusable straw and straw cleaning brush, bamboo cotton buds and a bamboo toothbrush.
Shop: Seeding Green Zero Waste Products Kit, $24.99
This kit includes three beeswax wraps, a bamboo cutlery set, a reusable straw and straw cleaner, a compostable eco-friendly toothbrush, a reusable shopping bag and a muslin produce bag.
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