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5 Steps to a Zero Waste Bathroom

Sustainable steps to a zero-waste washroom


What are the easiest ways to create a zero waste bathroom? If you’re asking yourself this question, you’ve come to the right place. There are a bunch of alternatives to your everyday bathroom products that you probably haven’t even thought about. Well don’t worry, we’re here to do the thinking for you! Check you these five easy switches to reduce your bathroom waste. 

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Step 1: Switch to an eco-friendly toothbrush 

If you’re big on hygiene, you probably know that you’re supposed to switch your toothbrush every three to four months. The issue with this is that we buy plastic toothbrushes by the pack, and many of us don’t think twice about throwing these away. Just like any other plastic, toothbrushes are terrible for the environment. Buying eco-friendly toothbrushes is one of the easier switches we can make in the bathroom, to reduce the amount of plastic we throw away. Consider buying bamboo toothbrushes, which are biodegradable and compostable! 

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Step 2: Switch to bar soap for shampoo, conditioner, and body wash 

Imagine yourself walking down the personal care aisle at the store. Think about all the shampoo, conditioner, and body wash you see. I bet you’re imagining all the products in plastic bottles, right? One of the easiest switches for the bathroom is buying bar soaps instead of liquid. Bar soap for body wash has always been popular, but it’s popularity is increasing with shampoo and conditioner. Buying a bar of shampoo and conditioner can seriously reduce the amount of plastic you throw out in the bathroom. Consider this ethical bar of shampoo for your every day hair needs, along with this sustainable conditioner and body wash from the same brand. 

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Step 3: Switch to a sustainable hair brush and comb

Why is it that all of our bathroom products are made of plastic? Even something as simple as a hairbrush or comb can be thrown into the garbage and cause major harm to our environment. I know it can be hard for some of us who can’t let go, but nothing lasts forever, and this includes your favorite hairbrush. Eventually, you’ll have to buy a new one, so why not switch to a biodegradable, eco-friendly, bamboo hairbrush and comb? Bamboo hair brushes have a lot of benefits compared to plastic hair brushes. Some benefits include less static hair, easier detangling, and shinier hair. Next time you’re in the market for a hairbrush, ditch the plastic and try out a bamboo toothbrush like this, you won’t regret it! 

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Step 4: Switch to an eco-friendly safety razor 

Safety razors are a great switch to create a zero waste bathroom. Those everyday, single-use plastic razors are not only bad for the environment, but they are a complete waste of money! Consider switching to a safety razor. A safety razor is something you can use for the rest of your life, and the only thing that needs to be replaced is the blade itself. When replacing the blade, you can bring it to a recycling center for easy disposal. Switching to a safety razor will reduce the amount of plastic you buy, saving you money, which will also reduce the amount of plastic you throw out, saving the environment. It’s a win-win.  



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Step 5: Switch to biodegradable floss 

Did you know that non-plastic floss existed? Plastic floss is the most common type of floss to use, but its a single use plastic that we use for three minutes and then throw in the trash. What a waste! Did you know there are actually sustainable alternatives to using plastic floss? Consider buying biodegradable silk floss. Silk floss is completely biodegradable, and comes in a glass bottle, and guilt-free packaging, so there really is no environmental waste! 


About the author

Jen is a Florida native committed to helping save the planet one step at a time. Growing up in Florida has made her appreciate all that mother nature has to offer, from land to sea. Sustainability and eco-friendly living has been something she has practiced her whole life, and she loves learning new ways to be a more sustainable lady. When she's not writing blogs, she's usually exploring the outdoors, boating with her family, becoming one with nature, or playing with her five year old cat, Jasper!