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Zero Waste Home: Tips

Zero Waste Home: Tips
My family of four generates a quart-size jar of waste per year, and so can you! Here are a 100 tips to lower your waste at home. Each section is a condensed version of a post and a full chapter in my book, so please consult them for further information. For product recommendations, please follow the links or visit the store. Before you start: Use 100% recycled and unbleached toilet paper individually wrapped in paper (if you have solar you could install an electrical washlet to your toilet seat).Use an alum stone or straight baking soda as antiperspirant.For shaving, (re)use a safety razor and shaving soap (any rich soap, such as Alep soap will do).Refill your bottles with bulk shampoo and conditioner. Stick to minimal wardrobes, shoes and purses.Only shop a couple times a year to avoid compulsive buys.Buy second-hand clothing If you must buy new, buy quality with minimal tags (leave the shoe box at the store).

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