When I forgot to bring my reusable bags to the grocery store
Just some motivation I saw on Instagram
My search for zero waste milk is over! Local milk and I get $2 when I return the bottle!
Bioplastics made from avocado pits that completely biodegrade in 240 days created by Mexican chemical engineering company 🥑
Thought this belonged here. Zero waste confetti.
You can grow loofahs (they are in the cucumber family), dry them and use them to wash dishes. 5 plants make enough for about 2 years in our house. Fully biodegradable when they're worn out.
The power of the bags
Or switch to reusable cotton pads or Thinx period underwear!
We could all use some positive zero waste news in our feeds!
The first plastic-free store in Slovenia. At last!
My local supermarket said Goodbye to individually wrapped broccoli this week! Small changes like these make a huge difference.
“Does your storm drain spark joy?”
A good reminder to always be as mindful as possible with what we throw away. We don’t have time to wait, the time for change is now ❤️
It’s only been three months since my school installed these! This made my day when I saw the number.
Found this deflated balloon on a hike, so I used it to wrap my best friend’s birthday present.
I recently joined the app toogoodtogo, where you pay a small amount and you can pick up surplus food from restaurants and cafes. This was the food I picked up from a hotel breakfast buffet!
Ocean pollution cartoon from local paper (USA).
Every medal awarded in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be made from 100% recycled electronics.
Stumbled upon a package-free/bulk store in my area by pure coincidence - I'm absolutely delighted! [Brussels, Belgium] Those lumbs in the front are soap and shampoo - I bought my first shampoo bar today!
Was at a sustainability conference, where they showed us samples of these totally biodegradable, plastic free hard shell containers. They're called Sulapac and come in all shapes for different uses. Here's hoping they become mainstream!
My boyfriend uses lip balm religiously. I saved his used tubes for the last year and today I am re-using them! I found a recipe for lip balm on pinterest.
Shamelessly stolen from me_irl, I forget more often than I'd like to admit
Great to see out society as a whole, progressing 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Shower thoughts nailing it
If you’re gonna do crime, at least be zero waste.
Use banners instead of balloons! Banners can be reused again and again, saving you money!
One month of trash
Portuguese Airline Becomes First To Ditch Single Use Plastics!
My local Walmart started selling these package free soaps!
Compostable fruit&veg nets in my local grocery
All of this year's Christmas presents wrapped using white paper from 1 amazon delivery box!
I work at a school and they’re starting to put these in! I’m the first to use this one! One step closer.
Crayola recycles markers! Saw this post on my FB feed today.
My first plastic-free shopping trip! (I even rode my bike to the store too)
The office in real life
New York City is enforcing a ban on styrofoam!
I made shampoo bars: total cost for a year supply was about $20, and no more plastic bottles!
Libraries are so vastly underappreciated.
My line of work is incredibly wasteful, so this made me feel a little better.
I saw this on instagram..
turned my old bath loofa into produce bags !
I’ve started washing out glass jars to use in place of plastic sandwich bags.
In more ways than one, the rich are literally waging a direct and indirect war on everybody else
Since my shower always takes forever to warm up, I've started collecting some of the cold water with an old 1L kombucha bottle. Using it to feed my plants!
Some grocers are using banana leaves as an alternative way to package without plastic.
You won't get me this year capitalism.
My old bedsheets I made into table runners for my wedding, what do you think?
Thought you guys might like this
I had a king sized blanket that was 100% cotton that was too damaged to keep using. I was able to save almost all of the yarn. This was my first time undoing something bought that was made of yarn. I can’t believe how much I was able to save.
Funny lid wrapper on Oatly ice cream
Got my apartment to start composting
Melting down old broken crayons into new ones! (You can do this at home in the oven with some silicon molds)
“The Fault in Our Straws” r/tumblr post that made think of you folks and our shared interests!
I'm an ethical artist creating awareness of the environmental impact of humans and promoting less waste - I thought you guys might like this drawing!
Turning Christmas Cards Into Tags For Next Year
Courtesy of my mom
Great idea! (Witham library, Essex, England)
Don't discount the narrow-necked bottles! They're great for finer grains, and free up your wide mouth jars for better uses.
PSA: popping your own popcorn is healthier, easy, better tasting, and most important of all, eliminates all the waste of convencional microwave popcorn packaging!
Proud of my school!
GHG emissions of protein sources
Just received my National Geographic through the post. No plastic!
Thought this fit here.
Gifts from my sister that doesn't understand but still supports me :)
Made some zerowaste dog toys from old tshirts
Found at a local grocery store
Trader Joe’s just started carrying waxed cotton food wraps to replace plastic bags and Saran Wrap!
I've been trying to become more conscious about the waste I produce. No more single use plastic bags for fruit and veg!
When you're zero waste as hell & you're left with nothing but old Christmas lights.
This Etsy shop sent paper everything! Even the tape on the box was paper !!!!! I’m stoked
Waitrose has stopped selling plastic bags?!
I found a cafe that does takeaway in metal bowls, which you return after using :D
Needed an organizer so I made one out of cardboard instead of purchasing one.
Zero Waste on an airplane is a struggle.
I know everyone here is a pro at this so it won’t be anything you don’t already know but it is a cute little info graphic to share with people just starting their zero waste efforts.
Saw this at a nearby Starbucks!
Wedding dress, handmade by the bride. Made from the parachute that saved the groom's life in WWII
Environment over convenience - Another drawing by me that you might like!
Warning on placing scraps for birds
When you visit your tiny hometown and there's no vegetarian options, no recycling, and no reusable grocery bags
Here’s mine! Made from mostly old tee shirts and fabric scraps.
Saved these beauties from the dumpster today! :)
An I the only one?
The crochet sub thought you might like my rug 🙂
I saw this excellent guide to waste reduction whilst visiting Rottnest Island, WA.
Always be prepared.
Hasbro made this Travel Yahtzee game with zero plastic anywhere in the packaging or even in the game! I think the score cards are even recycled paper! Good on Hasbro! Album: https://imgur.com/gallery/7rxfN0a
Local strip club doing its part for the environment
If only bananas had robust, natural, bio-degradable packaging of their own. Some sort of peelable skin, perhaps [x-post from /r/pics]
This peanut butter jar tells you how to clean it and then re-use it for other items!
NatGeo’s haunting new cover
PARMESAN LIDS FIT ON MASON JARS YOU GUYS
Classico spaghetti jars are my favorite to reuse. The Ball mason plastic and metal lids fit perfectly for a tight seal. The jar comes with ounce marks & the square shape is easier to grip. The glass is thicker than other jars so they stand up to daily use like storing homemade almond milk.
Made reusable cotton pads for skincare by cutting up an ugly fleece gift from an ex. Satisfying and fulfilling :)
I make new clothes with old clothes.
My boyfriend reuses his old skateboard axis as a wardrobe and I think it looks really cool!
This simple wooden device makes washing and drying ziplock bags easy. Can usually use a bag at least a dozen times before it rips. I've purchased new ziplocks maybe once in the last 2 years.
can we do something else
Can I have a plastic bag?
First all vegan zero waste shopping trip - feels great
I had a pair of pantihose that had ripped so decided to repurpose them as hair ties.
Made my own Christmas gift tags from an old wrapping paper tube
Brought my own container and this happened. I told him to stop. Too late.
All of the comic strips I’ve collected to wraps little handmade gifts this year! Excited!!
I save old illustrated books from going to landfill and make cool art from them ♻️
Avoiding unnecessary stickers – the eco-label on this pumpkin is lasered into its skin
:0 a meme but still relevant
Sweet Way to Reuse Old Mascara Wands!
Instead of simply recycling our Christmas cards I cut out pieces of the pretty pictures to be used as gift tags next Christmas ^_^ This way they get a second use at least!
This could be so very interesting!
towards the end of 2018, I found this subreddit and realized just how bad my habits were. I started 2019 by buying my first reusable bag! im so excited to be better to mother nature this year <3 thank you guys!
Everyone seemed to like the handmade reusable mailer I made for my recent redditgift-exchange so here's a better pic! Left is banner vinyl (gen 1) and right is up cycled boat-cover canvas. (gen 2)
It's wonderful have sucha amazing Mum ❤️ She made for me those bags becouse I don't want to use plastic bags and plastic packages ❌ She keep saying to me You can't change world alone but she didn't even notice that she is helping me 🤗
Goodbye disposable pads. Hello cloth!
You don't know unless you ask. I never wanted to ask for a change or substitute bc I didn't want to put people out. However, I started being brave & asking businesses if I could use my own reusables. Today the local acai place said no one had ever even asked before! This was delicious & waste free!
Seen in an elderly apartment community.
Not sure if this has been posted but I thought you guys would like it
Remembered all my jars AND bags/totes during a grocery trip! Not a single single-use bag brought home. It's the little victories that make me happy.
All packed back up for next year!
Had the perfect fabric scraps leftover from another project to make my first reusable menstrual pads!
plastic free shower product
I made a reusable mailer from upcycle banner vinyl for my eco redditgifts exchange!
A great idea!
An every day hero!
Saw someone else post their DIY upcycled rug - here's mine! Made of stretched out leggings and holey yoga pants!
Happy Holidays! I grew loofah’s because they’re so useful & zero waste. I’ve got plenty of seeds to give away if you’re interested in growing your own. They’re pretty easy to grow. Do a quick luffa/loofah search for more info. Just send a self-addressed stamped envelope. DM for address- US only.
Low Waste Weekly Grocery Shop
Our most recent grocery
I make bags out of bags with a crochet method called plarn.
Upcycled a burlap rice sack into a toiletry bag
My mom is slowly knitting a scarf made completely from tea bag strings.
Small wins: convincing the Ice Cream shop to let me have it in my reusable cup instead of a disposable cup. The guy looked so confused when I asked!
Litter picking station at a beach in Cornwall, UK.
Most effective way I've gotten my husband to stop using paper towels. No snaps, just rolled up towels on an old cardboard tube.
Used some leftover yarn to make crochet produce bags. Posted to snapchat and ten minutes later I have orders for 45 of them (and counting) for friends and family wanting to cut the plastic!😁
Thought this was interesting.
At my job we clean out close to 50 cars a day of trash and they were not separating bottles and cans from normal trash. After getting the courage I asked to set up a box to collect them in
Small #trashtag. We were walking along the edge of a park and used the plastic bag tangled on a tree to pick these bottle up.
Upcycled a broken wicker saucer chair to give it new life. Thrifted the chair and used an old curtain for the bottom
Best thrift find! A $3 CAD Rainbow tea cup set! What’s the best thing you’ve thrifted?
Hotel offers old/stained towels as rags to clean up stain-inducing stuff in your room. Genius!
Zero waste bread
‘Needed’ a phone stand, so I made one out of cardboard. Not perfect, but solid enough. Excited to refine the design and make a more permanent solution with recycled materials.