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5 simple swap-ahts you’ll never look back on!

October 7, 2018

Limiting your plastic use isn’t easy. It takes a lot of dedication and trial + error.

Going entirely zero waste isn’t necessarily my goal — at least, not yet. But significantly limiting my waste and plastic use — that’s the goal!

Finding the products that work best for you can take time. But these are a few of the products I’ve swapped out and I’m never looking back 🙂

1. SAFETY RAZOR

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One of the first items I purchased when I first started trying to limit my waste was a safety razor. People get intimidated by safety razors for some reason. But I’m telling you — they’re excellent. You never have to get a new one and all you do is replace the razor blades.

The old blades can be recycled, too! {contact your local recycling company for details.}

I bought mine from Package Free Shop. But since I got mine, there are new ones that came out that have a tilted head that works better for shaving around rougher areas {like knees or the chin}.

These razors also are 👌🏻 for all genders!

2. BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH

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I already wrote a post about my love for Brush with Bamboo {check out that post here} so I won’t go into too many details.

Basically, I love this toothbrush. Since using it I haven’t missed my plastic toothbrushes once! The handles are compostable and the bristles are recyclable {if your recycling company takes them}.

Give it a go, you won’t regret it!

3. MENSTRAL CUP

I bought a Lunette cup a few months ago and it might be the best zero waste purchase I’ve ever made.

I’m going to write an in-depth post about my love for menstral cups, so I’ll spare you the details now 🙂

Here’s the gist — they’re like $35 and it’s the best money I’ve spent in a long time. They last for a decade and are comfortable and much better on the environment.

Consider the switch! 🙂

4. A FRENCH PRESS

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I’m about a 3 cups of coffee a day person and before moving out of my parents house, I used a keurig everyday.

Keurigs are efficient and convenient for when you have guests over. Plus they don’t really need to be cleaned, which is nice! Buuuuttttt they create a lot of unnecessary plastic waste and the k-cups can be a bit overpriced. Not to mention, the coffee flavor isn’t nearly as robust as it could be.

I saw that a lot of zero wasters use a French press and I thought I’d give it a go. I haven’t looked back. The coffee tastes richer and fresher!

// My best friend {Alisha Dodds at Hello Wholistic. check out her blog for all your health/nutrition needs!} just gave me a coffee bean grinder and I’m pumped to start using it! I’ll give you guys an update on how I feel about it after I give it a go. \\

French presses aren’t expensive and they last you for years. You can dump the coffee grinds in your compost bin, wash out the French press with hot water, and you’re good to go for next time! Super easy and the coffee tastes better 🙂

5. KLEAN KANTEEN + HYDRO FLASK

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Klean Kanteen and Hydro Flask are the top two brands for water bottles and coffee mugs on the go.

Essentially, they’re both excellent brands and you can’t go wrong either way! Both are meant to last you a lifetime.

I use a Hydro Flask water bottle and Klean Kanteen thermos for my coffee on the road. Both are awesome brands and I’d recommend either and both! I couldn’t make up my mind so I went with both and I’m glad I did 🙂

What are some products you can’t live without? :))

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