With the resurgence of popularity with the dollar store, disposable brushes seem so much easier. Consider going with steel wool, bamboo brushes or even silicone sponges to keep the bacteria at bay without having to increase your use of plastics.
6) Pens. Even though many of us use computers and phones for, well, everything, we still have to own a pen or two in today’s day and age. When it runs out of ink, what do you do? Toss it, right? Consider looking into if that brand has refills for ink (many do) and you have one less thing in your garbage can at the end of the day.
7) Feminine hygiene. Disposable tampons and pads are not only incredibly expensive, they are also wasteful. Although reusable pads, period underwear and cups can be expensive to begin with, in the long run they save money and the effort of having to run out to get more products every single month.
8) Cotton swabs. Even Johnson and Johnson is looking into plastic free alternatives, but in the meantime, there are companies that are all about composable options. If this is an everyday product for you, it is a pretty simple swap.
9) On the go. A zero-waste plan is good to have in place. Have a space in your purse or your car or your office drawer that is grab and go. A reusable shopping bag, stainless steel container and coffee cup will make a world of difference in what you waste each and every day.