Zero Waste Living For Beginners: Environment Day Special

As the world celebrates Environment Day on the 5th of June, moving to a zero-waste lifestyle can be a significant way to preserve the planet. It is a good initiative to minimise waste generation, primarily caused due to plastic. Plastic pollution is becoming a pressing issue these days. Therefore, the United Nations launched the #BeatPlasticPollution campaign this year to raise awareness against plastic pollution.  

You can contribute towards this campaign by taking a step toward eco-conscious living. It begins by adapting to an environmentally friendly lifestyle that includes mindful shopping, using reusable bags and containers, etc. As a beginner, you can make these small changes to your daily routine and switch to eco-friendly habits.  

So, let’s get started with a complete beginner’s guide to zero waste.



Super Easy Environment Day Zero Waste Ideas

“You can never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone”. It is a very famous saying and holds true in the present world. Unless we bring change within, we won’t be able to make meaningful changes in the world.

Below are some excellent zero waste living tips to help you adapt to a sustainable lifestyle.

  1. Carry Your Reusable Bags

Do you know plastic bags take around 1000 years to decompose? Its effect on the environment is unimaginable. However, you can control the use of plastics by switching to reusable bags. Using reusable bags will decrease the resources used in manufacturing plastic bags. Simultaneously it will reduce the waste occurring due to disposing of plastic bags. 

  1. Carry Your Own Water Bottle

Adding hundreds of non-biodegradable plastic bottles in landfill will not do any good to our environment. It will only increase the amount of waste and pollution in nature. Buying and carrying a copper water bottle with you wherever you go is an excellent solution to avoid plastic water bottles. You won't have to buy a new water bottle each time when having a reusable water bottle. You can save money and also reduce waste created through it. 

Manage Your Kitchen

Going zero waste has much to do with managing your kitchen. You will be surprised to see the plastic waste accumulated inside. The plastic juice bottles, storage containers, mugs and plates in your kitchen speak a lot. However, you can easily switch them with ceramic, stoneware, or glass utensils. They are easy to clean and can be reused multiple times.

  1. Go For Eco-Friendly Toiletry

Most of the toiletries in your home are made of plastic, the prominent leader in environmental pollution. Replacing your toiletries as simple as a plastic toothbrush with a bamboo one, will help in reducing waste at home. Similarly, you can opt for bamboo toilet rolls instead of paper. Bamboo is a natural fibre and is easier to decompose than plastic, and has reduced environmental impact. 

  1. Replace Face Wipes With Cotton Towels

We all carry a packet of wet wipes or face wipes in our bags. But what we don't know is that most of these wipes are made of polyester and are non-biodegradable. Just like plastic, they also enter the landfill and stay there for long. Therefore, you can start carrying mini towels instead of using these wet wipes. You can buy towels made of organic fibres like cotton, which are reusable and good for the skin and the environment. 

  1. Switch To Biodegradable Packaging

Not only the products but the packaging includes the use of plastic and chemicals. However, several brands have begun to realise their social responsibility and are opting for sustainable packaging. It is a significant method to reduce waste and lower the carbon footprint. You can switch to brands offering biodegradable products and packaging and help minimise overall waste. 



Final Thoughts On Zero Waste


  • Plastic waste takes around 1000 years to decompose and is the primary reason for pollution. 
  • Carrying reusable water bottles and bags is a good way to support the #BeatPlasticPollution campaign.
  • Using eco-friendly toiletry such as bamboo toothbrushes will help in reducing environmental pollution.

The best sustainable living tips include creating zero waste and adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle. Zero-waste living is no longer a trend to follow but a choice for a healthier future.

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