The bathroom serves as an excellent starting point for those eager to reduce their waste and minimize plastic consumption. It's a notorious hot spot for accumulating single-use items and plastic-packaged products. To start on this eco-friendly journey, begin by conducting a quick mental inventory of all the disposable bathroom items and those that come in plastic. Take note of which products are likely to run out first, as this ensures that nothing you already own goes to waste.
Now, let's dive into the transformative world of creating a zero-waste bathroom, or at the very least, significantly reducing waste with a few simple, package-free swaps:
Bar Soaps: Embrace the elegance and sustainability of bar soaps, a straightforward solution to eliminate plastic bottles cluttering your bathroom. Beautiful soap bars and soap lifts can effortlessly complement any bathroom decor. Consider transitioning to shampoo and conditioner bars as well, which not only reduce plastic waste but also consume less water and are incredibly travel-friendly.
Bamboo Toothbrushes: Traditional plastic toothbrushes, which we replace every few months, contribute significantly to landfill waste. Bamboo toothbrushes provide an equally effective solution while being easily compostable. Additionally, you can switch to a plastic-free dental floss and opt for toothpaste in metal tubes or tablets to complete your zero-waste dental routine.
Stainless Steel Razors: Swap out disposable razors for reusable ones equipped with stainless steel blades, ensuring you never have to toss a cartridge again. While reusable razors are sometimes perceived as costly, the cumulative expense of plastic razor packs can be substantial. Pair your stainless steel razor with a shave bar, and you've successfully eliminated two plastic products from your bathroom.
Deodorants: Mission Refill offers a variety of plastic-free deodorant options, such as those packaged in paper tubes, creams, or blocks, all free of aluminum and mystery fragrance chemicals.
Cleaning Supplies: Ditch cleaning products housed in plastic bottles and opt for refillable alternatives available at our store. These include glass cleaner, toilet bowl bombs, and all-purpose cleaners, all devoid of harsh chemicals. Furthermore, our cleaning products often come in concentrated forms, which might appear pricier upfront but ultimately save you from paying for water.
This list is just the beginning of the journey toward a zero-waste bathroom. If you're eager to explore more eco-friendly alternatives, consider: