Research shows that 32% of single-use plastic finds its way into our oceans every year and as consumers, a simple way to reduce this waste is by using less plastic at home. I’ve selected just 3 common items from the home which can easily be swapped for a more eco-friendly alternative. I’ve personally selected 3 items from Zero Zen – who offer a one stop shop for zero waste, planet saving products.
Using clingfilm is convenient for covering leftovers and taking sandwiches to work/school, but it comes with a high cost to the environment, being made from fossil fuels and taking hundreds of years to degrade. Many of us believe that aluminium foil is a better alternative, especially as it is recyclable, but producing it uses more water and energy than plastic does, and it also emits huge amounts of greenhouse gases.
There is one natural product that’s eco-friendly and both cheap and convenient: reusable vegan food wrap.
These completely odourless wraps are made from 100% organic cotton and natural, sustainable, non-toxic vegan wax (FDA approved and certified biodegradable). The wax is a by-product from the food industry that would otherwise be discharged, 100% food-grade. All you need to do to use them is warm the wraps in your hands, then mould and seal around food, a bowl or a plate.
This set of 3 different sized wraps are made in the UK, free from soya and palm oil, and are completely compostable.
Whether you live in a house with children always scraping their knees, or you’re a clumsy adult in need of a bit of first aid from time to time, we all know that plasters are generally laden with plastics and latex, and therefore end up in landfill once we’re done with them.
A perfect alternative is Patch natural bamboo plasters. They are hypoallergenic, organic, vegan and cruelty free, they are also free from plastic, parabens and latex. They can even be home composted.
Be it a party, small get together, children’s meal, or simply as a snack bowl for a quiet evening in front of Netflix, plastic bowls are an all too common sight for food items such as crisps, dips and snacks.
These stunning coconut bowls are completely natural, and hand-crafted by professional Vietnamese carpenters. Plastic could never look this good.
There are so many more ways you can reduce waste in your home – so why not head over to Zero Zen and take a look at their inspirational range.
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Zero Zen sent me these products free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own.