From toothbrushes to toilet paper, bathrooms are full of useful products, but the downside is that these often come with a lot of packaging. This makes the bathroom a great place to start your waste free journey.
Check out these tips to reduce your bathroom waste:
Bamboo toothbrushes are biodegradable, natural and sustainable. You can find them in most supermarkets.
Toothpaste tablets are an easy alternative to tube toothpaste, and come in both fluoride and non-fluoride varieties.
Silk dental floss such as Ecofloss is biodegradable and has a natural wax coating. And the best part is, it’s available at your local Countdown.
Bath & Shower
Use bar soap as an alternative to liquid body wash, shampoo, conditioner and face wash. If you don’t want to give up liquid soap, there are several local businesses who offer waste-free refills.
Replace your disposable razor with a metal safety razor. Blades are long lasting and the metal can be recycled at the end of its life.
Recycled toilet paper is best from the supermarket but if you want to go a step further, try tree free toilet paper made from sugarcane and bamboo.
Keep your toilet smelling fresh with homemade air freshener. It’s easy to make and better for you and the earth.
Choose bamboo cotton buds over plastic ones for a biodegradable alternative.
Try reusable cotton pads/rounds for removing makeup. These can be put straight into the washing machine after use and will save you money over time.
Start small and before you know it, your bathroom will be nearly waste free. Every little bit counts!