12 Cheap & Easy Tips for Reducing Your Waste - Sustainable Zero Waste Hacks

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  • Published on:  5/27/2018
  • We're sharing a dozen cheap and easy tips to help beginners reduce their garbage output and transition to a low waste, or zero waste lifestyle. While you're here, help Ecosia plant trees around the world by simply searching the internet: https://ecosia.co/alternatives

    Our tips include things like avoiding plastic shopping and produce bags, using reusable glass or stainless steel food containers, coffee mugs, and water bottles. Doing a waste audit and researching what waste sorting options are available in your city or town (especially composting!!). Getting inspired by documentaries, bloggers, and Instagram accounts. Being a friendly activist and spreading the word about the importance of sustainable living, and reducing the amount of garbage we produce every day.

    The following product links are for items that we purchased ourselves in case you're interested in trying them out (no affiliate links and no sponsored items).

    Spork from Life Without Plastic:
    https://www.lifewithoutplastic.com/st...

    Stainless steel food containers from Onyx:
    http://www.onyxcontainers.com/

    Mesh produce bags from Care Bags:
    http://www.greenmunch.ca/housewares/r...

    Abeego beeswax food wrap cloth:
    https://abeego.com/

    Cloth bags: various sources

    Stainless steel water bottle: gift with no brand name

    Reusable coffee mugs, the silver one is from REI and the purple one is from Contigo (gifted to us by Kicking Horse Coffee):

    Documentaries:
    Addicted to Plastic: http://www.crypticmoth.com/plastic.php
    Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch:
    http://plasticparadisemovie.com/

    Zero Waste Blogs:
    Trash is for Tossers: http://trashisfortossers.com/
    Zero Waste Home: https://zerowastehome.com/
    PareDown Home: http://www.paredownhome.com/

    Zero Waste Instagram Accounts:
    https://www.instagram.com/zerowasteco...
    https://www.instagram.com/zerowasteguy/
    https://www.instagram.com/stevieyaaaay/
    https://www.instagram.com/adreamlived...
    https://www.instagram.com/imorganicblog/

    Thank you to all of the people, stores, and restaurants who let us film inside their spaces, and who've helped us reduce our waste!!!

    Nu Grocery zero waste grocery store
    https://nugrocery.com/

    Bread By Us bakery
    http://breadbyus.com/

    Bridgehead Coffee
    https://www.bridgehead.ca/

    Urban Juice Press
    https://urbanjuicepress.ca/

    NousRire bulk buying group
    https://nousrire.com/

    Provigo grocery store
    https://www.provigo.ca/

    Sushi Shop
    http://www.sushishop.com/en

    Thanks for watching!

    Mat & Danielle

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