The threat of an uncertain world is an opportunity for people to reflect and shift into a more sustainable world, one in which people and children can have a healthier environment. Starting a transition to a low-waste bathroom doesn’t have to be instant. There are small steps you can make to make an impact and start a change.
Here are 10 things you can replace in your bathroom as a starter:
- Shampoo Bars
Shampoos in forms similar to soap bars sound weird but intriguing at the same time. Now that more people are becoming eco-conscious, more sustainable-driven entrepreneurs responded to this demand. Shampoo bars and conditioners often come with the recyclable package and last longer than liquid hair products in plastic packaging or bottles.
Recycled Eco-friendly Tissue Paper
Shifting into a 100% recycled paper tissue may sound like it wouldn’t make much of an impact, but each choice no matter how minor can add up and make our life better.
Compostable Trash Bags
Although compostable bags are not the perfect solution to omit the use of plastic, it is a great first step to reduce single-use trash bags for your compostable bathroom garbage. These are easy to find but make sure they’re certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI).
- Menstrual Cup
One sanitary pad could take 500 to 800 years to decompose, leaving billions of residue in landfills far beyond the human lifespan. With this figure, the demand for menstrual cups as an alternative to sanitary pads has emerged to avoid a bigger environmental crisis in the future.
- Bamboo Bathroom Accessories
Become eco-friendly without going out-of-style with this set of bamboo accessories: soap dispenser, toothbrush holder, vanity tray, canister, storage box, and more.
- Bamboo Cotton Buds
Biodegradable cotton swabs are one of the swaps that work and feel exactly like everyday cotton buds. They’re also affordable and easy to find online. Cotton buds are one of the chemical wastes often found in deep water and endanger marine life.
- Plant-based Loofah
We know how much you love exfoliating, but you might be using these microfiber loofahs the wrong way. They are not only harmful to the environment but to your skin as well as they can be a breeding ground for bacteria over time. Shift into this plant-based loofah and enjoy your bath the same way without the harmful effects of plastic scrubs.
- Bamboo Toothbrush
Skip the nylon bristles of the standard plastic toothbrushes with this all-natural bamboo toothbrush with charcoal bristles.
The thought of living in a zero-waste world sounds impossible and the truth is we can’t make the world a better and healthier place overnight.
It takes collective effort that we do every day, the consciousness to be more mindful of the things we consume, and the initiative to raise awareness on this matter. These small changes can go a long way and make a big impact on the world that the next generation will live on.