Zero Waste Lifestyle #2






“Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource

life cycles so that all products are reused.”


Goal = no trash to be sent to landfills or incinerators






Dear fellow students,


Welcome to this second edition of how to reduce your waste in your daily life series.

This month we made a bathroom special, with 5 tips and tricks of how to save

yourself plastic waste and avoid dangerous toxics entering your body.


First 3 facts to supplement your motive list:


Plastic razors and plastic toothbrushes are unrecyclable


Drugstore shampoos and conditioners contains parabens and silicones, which damage

and dry out your hair


The use of make up remover wipes can cause allergies and instead of removing the

make-up from your skin it actually presses the make-up in your skin



#2 'Bathroom Special'



1. Bamboo Toothbrush

It's compostable and sustainable!






2. Shampoo and Soap Bar

Avoid all the plastic packages of your shower gel

and shampoo. Go old-school and buy yourself

shampoo and soap bars. You can use the shampoo bar

up to 80 times, that is 3 times more than an average bottle of shampoo!



3. Cotton Rounds

You can either make it yourself, using an old cotton towel or you can buy it at website we linked in the title.


Tip 1: While washing it in the machine, make sure to use a laundry

bag so it won’t get lost.

Tip 2: Use coconut oil instead of make-up remover. It's organic and

better for your skin, no toxics inside!

4. Metal Safety Razor

Buying those plastic Kruidvat razors is wasteful. Go for this metal razor that you can reuse over and over again.


Tip 3: these razors are sharp, so be careful while shaving.

Tip 4: you can use water and soap as a replacement for the shaving gel.




5. Home Made Toothpaste

Toothpaste tubes are non recyclable, so hereby a recipe on how to make your own toothpaste. Click on the title to see the tutorial on Youtube.


The ingredients:


Coconut Oil


Baking Soda


Peppermint Essential Oil









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