Wrapping paper is one of the most wasteful paper products we use as a society. The epitome of a single-use product, it’s designed to be excitedly ripped open and unceremoniously discarded. Research by OnePoll found that, just in the UK, we throw away over 100 million rolls of wrapping paper every Christmas.
An armful of tasty veg, a new and incredibly useful kitchen appliance and a happy little plant friend! What a winning day right? And it got me thinking about the variety of ways that I use the internet or apps on my phone to get things I need (or, let’s be honest) want, without running out and buying something brand new.
There are loads of swaps that you can make to live a lower waste life, but many of them involve purchasing something you may not currently have. Here are 40 FREE things you can do right now to be more zero waste - and they won't cost you a penny!
We can all lower our impact on the earth and take action to reduce the amount of waste that we each produce each day. Some are extreme - for example, people who forego toilet paper come to mind! - but there are many simple options that are accessible to the average person. Here are 5 easy swaps you can make today to get started down the path of a low waste lifestyle.