Written by: Fannie Dancose, October 2020
Everyone has to do their part for the environment. Whether it’s composting, biking, buying less, or advocating for a greener economy, everything counts. One easy way to start reducing your waste is by buying alternative products with less packaging or greener ingredients.
Ever wondered how to cut down on your waste to reduce your bathroom trash can to the size of a small jar? Well, read along to learn how to swap disposable products for reusable and compostable ones.
- Dental Floss
- Cotton Swabs
- All-purpose Cleaner
- Bonus: Razor
Have you ever thought about the ecological impact of disposable razors? They are not always recyclable and it is estimated that 163 million consumers in the U.S. used disposable razors in 2018 (2). So that means that approximately 163 million (and probably more) razors ended up in a landfill in the U.S, all of that in just one year. Fortunately, there is something you can do. Trade your plastic razor or a safety razor. Safety razors are made ofl metal with one blade that you can change when it becomes dull. As they are built for a lifetime, you will definitely never throw away a disposable razor again! Plus you will save a lot of money in the end!
Reducing waste can be seen as a huge task. But by making small changes and switching one product at a time, you will be surprised by the amount of garbage you don’t produce anymore!
WWF. (2020). Cotton Overview. Retrieved at https://www.worldwildlife.org/industries/cotton#:~:text=20%2C000%20liters,food%20crop%20in%20the%20world.
Brucculieri, J. (2019) How Bad Are Disposable Razors For The Environment? Retrieved at https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/disposable-razors-environment_l_5cdb237de4b0790953deb7de