Zero-Waste Hacks

Zero-Waste Hacks

Brodie Cook

September 27, 2022

5 Effortless Zero-Waste Hacks

1. Use Reusable Shopping Bags

Whilst plastic packaging is almost impossible to escape, using reusable shopping bags and produce bags are an easy way to reduce your waste at the shops. With the average family doing between 1 to 2 grocery shops each week, it's an incredibly easy way to make a difference each week. The same can't be said for plastic packaging, however, more and more brands are making the switch to plastic-free packaging or a circular economy to reduce their production of new plastics. 

 

2. Repurpose Items that would otherwise be disposable

 

If you buy pasta jars, turn them into storage. Have old candles or cans? Turn them into pots for plants! If you do a quick Google, or Pinterest search, you can find tons of ways to repurpose items in your house. You can be as creative as you like!

3. Starting a compost bin is easier than it seems

 

Before throwing away kitchen scraps, lawn clippings or dead leaves in your backyard, consider making a compost pile or bin. They're so easy to use! Plus, you can even compost our biodegradable mailers (used to package your orders from us). 

 

4. Buy second hand

 

Make an effort to stop buying things that you don’t need. We know first hand that impulsive purchasing is a real thing, so when you do want to buy something, consider second-hand options and Op Shops, or make an effort to buy from eco-conscious brands.

 

5. Reduce what you don't need 

Instead of throwing away things you don't need, consider donating to Op Shops or even resell them on Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree. You'll be clearing space and your unwanted items will be put to use in a new home, plus you'll have some spare cash lying around to put towards your next holiday!