Sometimes the little things in life make all the difference. We have stopped used shower gel in our house and switched to solid, bar soaps. No more single-use, plastic containers for us! Dr Bronner’s seem to be very popular amongst Zero Waste and plastic-free bloggers and I was lucky enough to find my local TK Maxx often seems to have them in, for £1 less than Amazon or my local health food store sells them for. We tried the Dr Bronner Org Green Tea Soap Bar 140g one first and it seems to do a nice job, so I picked these up when I saw them. The Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Bar Soap Made with Organic Ingredients 140 g is my favourite! Should keep us going for a good while! They are wrapped in 100% recycled paper which I will also recycle.
Whilst stopping by one of my favourite Zero Waste/ Minimalist/ Plastic Free blogs- Treading My Own Path by Lindsay. http://treadingmyownpath.com/2015/04/08/can-you-be-zero-waste-and-a-minimalist/
I discovered in the comments that people will actually pay money for old toilet rolls on eBay. I had to verify this, but it is indeed true! Now if you know me, you’ll know this is my perfect combination- making money and being zero waste at the same time. So from here on in, we are saving all our toilet rolls in a cardboard box- to be sold on eBay once we accumulate enough. They seem to sell in batches of 25 or 50. You could get around £10 for a box of 50. As a crafter myself, I know there have been times when I’ve wished I had lots of a certain item for a project- so I can really see how this meets a need. I might start saving my old lightbulbs for the same reason. And if anyone has a stack of broadsheet newspapers they’d donate to me- I can put them to good use!
I’d love to here of any other zero waste hacks like this that people know of!