11 SUPER EASY Zero Waste Swaps to Reduce Plastic at Home – Sustainable Living

In this video, we’re sharing 11 super easy product swaps to help reduce plastic and waste in your home. We teamed up with Tannis and Mara from The Green Jar in Toronto, Canada to come up with some of the easiest and most straightforward low waste product alternatives for the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room.

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The zero waste and plastic-free products in the video are:
1. A solid dish block to replace liquid dish soap in bottles
2. Vegetable-based sponges like loofahs and corn-based sponges to replace plastic sponges
3. A stainless steel reusable coffee filter to eliminate the need for paper filters or keurig containers
4. Mason jar lids to repurpose Mason jars so they can be refilled with bulk liquids and dry goods
5. Wool dryer balls that soften clothes naturally without the need for plastic dryer sheets
6. Bamboo toothbrushes to replace plastic toothbrushes
7. Toothpaste tablets to eliminate the need for toothpaste in a tube
8. Corn-based dental floss that is vegan and compostable
9. Shampoo bars to eliminate the need for plastic shampoo bottles
10. A stainless steel safety razor to replace plastic and disposable razors
11. Reusable makeup remover pads made with cotton and bamboo to replace disposables that can sometimes contain plastic

We hope you found some of these tips and hacks helpful for figuring out how to reduce the amount of garbage and recycling that goes out each week. Small zero waste lifestyle changes add up to big impacts and we can all play our part!

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle


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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

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18 Replies to “11 SUPER EASY Zero Waste Swaps to Reduce Plastic at Home – Sustainable Living”

  1. This is great! I love all the items you show. Unfortunately in our neighborhood there's no store which sell these items.

  2. I just want to see the cost breakdown per month of these vs plastic options. My guess is that the plastic free would be significantly more expensive and thus not a wide audience would change

  3. Using zero waste products makes you feel good about yourself and I think it's something we tend to look over. I started using zero waste products about 1 year ago. There is something about knowing that your choices are making better impact, even if it may be a little more costly. Becoming reminded of your choices everyday by using these shampoos and soaps makes you feel good and I want more people to understand that experience. Not to mention the ingredients are healthier. I genuinely enjoy doing chores by using these products more than disposable items. You dont need to go full on zero waste mania to experience this, just one item at a time.

  4. I find it funny how practices that were common up until around 1990 are now considered to be alternative.There is nothing new about taking your own jars to be re-filled.

  5. > We use 4 toothbrushes a year

    /me using the same toothbrush for 5 years: 😐

  6. I use "Truthpaste" (in a glass jar) and a bamboo toothbrush, shampoo/body wash bars and scourers that are long lasting and compostable, but the "drying balls" and things that are just "wash in your dish washer" … I would have thought discouraging dishwashers and tumble dryers would be better… such a waste of electricity and water overall, surely? I have never had either.

  7. Love this.
    I have been trying to eliminate plastic even entering our house. It is hard, but exciting as well. I am definitely looking into the Dish Block. So many good ideas and products here. Thanks for sharing this.

  8. Very interesting video. I don't live in Canada but wish the sisters great success with their shop!!

  9. So in reality this is how people lived before the advent of plastics in the 20th century. It's a regression in a way.

    The woman has the most soothing, mellow voice with the cute Canadian accent (on her the accent is cute, like when she says 'out').

  10. Cindy says "What you are doing is Awesome!!! We Need this store here in the United States, at least two in Every state! I have been making my own laundry soap, toothpaste, and deodorant for the past several years. I also use bar soap, shampoo bars, and bamboo toothbrushes. Thank you for helping the planet, and for the video!"

  11. Thank you so much for sharing the information with us my friend ❤.
    Love from Bangladesh ❤ 🇧🇩

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