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How to be Proactive in the Bathroom Part III: Decrease your Waste (not THAT waste)

By August 20, 2016 No Comments

Not that type of waste. In fact, I hope you’re enjoying daily and amazing bowel movements. If you’re not, it’s time to make some changes.

Now back to decreasing waste in the bathroom. If you look in any drawer, shelf or cupboard in your bathroom, what do you see? When I look into my own bathroom storage, I see a bunch of containers, bottles, jars, sprays, packages and baggies. Every single product is packaged into something. And each “something” is glass, plastic, paper and so on. For being a simple gal who loves to clean out unused products or items, I still have a LOT of products in the bathroom. Hmm, so what should I do? What can you do?

Option 1: Make your own products and reuse your jars every time you refill your product. For example, here’s a post on making your own home spray.

I bring my versatile spray (for body / home / face) on all my travels. So refreshing after a long flight! I share tips and images like this on instagram: @aytlifestyle.

I bring my versatile spray (for body / home / face) on all my travels. So refreshing after a long flight! I share tips and images like this on instagram: @AYTlifestyle.

Option 2: Buy in bulk. Opting for a larger container can save you money and waste. Be sure to recycle the container once it’s done. This is one reason we like buying the 32oz containers of Alaffia products. We buy some bulk items on Thrive Market, for example, a 6-pack of unbleached 100% recycled paper towels or 12-pack unbleached 100% recycled bath tissue (to wipe your bum) by Seventh Generation.

bath tissueOption 3: Buy products that don’t use containers. Many soaps are now available with minimal wrapping – especially at Farmers’ Markets. Lush’s Shampoo Bar is a brilliant option for traveling and minimizing waste. You can buy a small tin with the shampoo and reuse the tin as you buy new shampoo bars. The bar may look small, but it lasts a long time if you take care of it. I had one that lasted me through my adventures to 4 continents in one year, no joke!

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