We created a series of Zero Waste Tips to celebrate the award-winning Zero Waste Week campaign with the goal of raising awareness about the environmental impact of all waste. It is for everyone to take part in, whether you are an individual, a business or an organisation, you can join in and reduce the amount you send to landfill!
Zero Waste Tip #3: Remember Your Reusables
These days there are so many options for reusables that you need a bag to carry them all around with you! It can be very difficult to always remember your bottle, travel mug, shopping bags, cutlery & straws. One way to remember to take everything with you on a day out is to plan ahead and have your bag packed and ready. If you are coming back from a shopping trip then make sure to put your reusable bags by the door, in your car or somewhere ready to grab on your way out so you won't forget them the next time you go!
There are other disposables that you can swap out for reusables in your home.
Shaving - Ditch the disposable and got for the Safety Razors
Face Cleaning & Removing Make up - Use washable bamboo/ cotton Make Up Wipes or a bamboo/ cotton flannel.
Cleaning Cloths - Rather than using disposables you can use old t shirts, simply cut them up into the desired size, fold over the sides and sew them up and they are ready to clean. These can also be used for dusting and cleaning elsewhere in the house.
Dish Cloths - Replace with a reusable cotton cloth, these can be washed and reused time and time again.
Washing Up Liquid - Some companies online along with refill shops offer refillable washing up liquid, so you can reuse the container over and over again.
All Purpose Cleaner - Similarly to the washing up liquid you can buy refillable all purpose cleaner, but alternative you could make your own at home. Here is a great guide to how to make your own.
Supporting The Ocean Cleanup
In September 2020 we donated 10% of sales to the Ocean Cleanup because we adore everything they stand for and do! Thanks to your amazing support that month we were able to donate $250 to their cause to support their mission to clean our oceans.
The Ocean Cleanup is at the forefront of developing technology to help erase plastic from the ocean, with the most recent accomplishment being the launch of the Interceptor 4 which is extracting waste from one of the dirtiest rivers in the world. We suggest checking out their Youtube Channel to learn more!
Ocean Helper Water Bottles
Our Ocean Helper Water Bottles are made from Stainless Steel. Great for sports and activities, for in the office, to be kept in your car or just when you are out and about.
Every bottle saves a sea turtle through our partnership with the Billion Baby Turtles Project, plus we donate 10% of gross profits to amazing marine charities and organisations committed to protecting our oceans.