I find we have the most single use products in our homes (cleaning products mostly!) so I get very excited when I come across a product that gets the job done while reducing waste. Each of the three products below significantly helps reduce the amount of waste that my household produces.
1. Abeego Beeswax Food Wrap
Before I was introduced to this product, we mostly used Tupperware to store left-overs but sometimes we would use plastic wrap. I think plastic wrap is most people’s go to food wrap for lack of a better option. Try a few sheets of beeswax food wrap and you will never go back! It truly keeps your food fresher than using plastic wrap or Tupperware, it has a beautiful look and smell and it is all natural. So after years of re-using one sheet, you can compost it.
I bought mine at Logan and Finley on Queen Street but you can also get them from Abeego Canada.
2. Wool Dryer Balls
I have an adorable, white cat whose favourite place to lounge is in my clothing drawer. I love my cat but I don’t love wearing her hair around all day. These wool dryer balls get all the cat hair off while also decreasing the amount of time that it takes to dry my clothes! So I’m saving energy and I reduce my waste output by not using dryer sheets.
Check out Nurtured Sew Naturally online.
3. Dizolve Laundry Detergent
I don’t have a car so my boyfriend and I carry a week’s worth of groceries down our block. Needless to say, reducing the weight of my groceries is important to me. These eco-strips come in a small plastic bag which not only reduces waste but its light weight reduces transportation fuel consumption by 94% compared to liquid or powdered detergents.
This is the best eco-friendly and sustainable laundry detergent that I have ever found and Dizolve can be delivered right to your home.
Little things matter. In this consumer throwaway culture, where we spend our money speaks louder than words. Think about the products that you can re-use and those that get thrown away after only one or two uses. Think about how those products were packaged. Do alternatives exist?
I’d love to hear from you about what kind of re-usable goods you have found to replace single use products. Let me know!