DIY Zero Waste Swaps

As much as possible,  I have made everyday swaps around the house and within my daily routine.

Here’s some of my swaps:

I stopped buying clingfilm, and use glass jars and reusable food wraps instead

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I stopped using tampons and pads a while ago, and made my own pads last year. This year I started using a moon cup and will never look back!

I buy my veg and fruit from a local grocers, so am package free!

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We grew our own peppers, tomatoes, spinach and courgettes this summer!

I started a swap shop on Facebook – so far I’ve donated a load of buttons, had some denim and old fit samples sent to me!

I have had my corky coffee cup for a while now, and my hubby has one too! We take this out all the time, and its great knowing that you can save money and the planet at the same time.

I am always thinking of kooky ways to re-use any boxes or packaging around the house! Egg boxes are particularly cute for wrapping presents. So are old magazines and fabric!

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I use a lush shampoo bar now instead of bottled shampoo & conditioner, and I use it all over my body too, as well as for my son. I haven’t quite got my husband to go plastic free in the bathroom yet, but we are working on it.

We haven’t bought cotton buds, or razors for about 18 months now; we are working through what we already have and will treat ourselves at Christmas for reusable options.

I made a laundry bag to catch those pesky micro-fibres! It’s really working too!

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It’s not a massive amount I know, but small steps people. Small steps toward a more sustainable future.

Let me know your swaps! For now, I’ll be behind this massive pile of donated clothing, turning it into something new!

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Julia x

 

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