Artwork by Joan Chan.
Found on twitter - An alternative to plastic baggies
I'm losing hope with this planet
I think it is a perfect insight
When I forgot to bring my reusable bags to the grocery store
George Kent using his own 64oz nalgene bottle instead of the single use plastic bottles provided at the impeachment hearing today.
A local soapmaker sells miscellaneous/broken pieces of soap without packaging at a discount. Perfect for trying out new scents!
Just some motivation I saw on Instagram
Bulk frozen vegetables in Romania! First time I've seen somethibg like this
This was enough for me to finally kick Starbucks for good.
Zero waste dealer
When you forget your reusable bag but remember to bring your wife.
My Christmas present to my mother in law. (It looks like her dog.) I used all donated scrap fabric. I throw away nothing when trimming - I keep even the tiniest, weirdest pieces when I’m quilting my big quilts, because you never know when something is going to need a shadow, a collar, or a nose.
My boyfriend wrote a paper on how superworms and mealworms can digest styrofoam into biodegradable waste at a fast rate. We expanded it into a project at school this year. This is a farm that I started a week ago. It's simple and low maintenance. Please try it out! [Details in the comments!]
My search for zero waste milk is over! Local milk and I get $2 when I return the bottle!
My American boyfriend says these aren't common, I had no idea because I have never owned a dryer and most people in New Zealand dry their clothes on racks or lines.
No more plastic bags!
Lush closed their stores today for the #climatestrike
I wonder how consumer habits would change if garbage collection stopped indefinitely
Bioplastics made from avocado pits that completely biodegrade in 240 days created by Mexican chemical engineering company 🥑
This might seem silly, but my best friend and I have been passing the same gift bag back and forth for nine years.
I used bird seed for my graduation pictures instead of glitter/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.
I like to use old newspapers instead of wrapping paper, and hemp thread for decoration. Pretty proud of how this one turned out!
Food in the nude concept in New Zealand supermarkets stripped vegetables and fruits from plastic wrapping and, as a consequence, the sale of spring onions, the one vegetable on which they tried the concept at first, rose to about 300 percent
I was very self-conscious about bringing my own container for leftovers, but my local Thai restaurant was so nice about it. Developing new habits is hard but this subreddit continues to motivate me!
Found on FB
Sometimes junk store frames don’t come with hanging hardware. Tin can lids get the job done. Learned this trick from my high school art teacher.
Bulk shopping has made my kitchen look pretty bitch’n 👌
When it's not just a trend...
New business idea who wants one?
Thought this belonged here. Zero waste confetti.
Or switch to reusable cotton pads or Thinx period underwear!
If you have Amazon prime, here’s how to get non-plastic packaging
Our local supermarket makes juice out of unsold fruits. Literally Zero waste.
Decorating my new apartment my updating the furniture left behind
The power of the bags
I’m in college and got this foldable cup as a replacement for those classic red solo cups! Yes, it was a new purchase, but it’s helped me divert so much waste and also made my friends think more consciously about theirs!
Finally I don’t have to throw away all my clothes after using them.
This yogurt lid can be folded into a little spoon
My friend was going to throw away a torn sheet, so I rescued it, made it into yarn, and crocheted myself a basket! I added a bit of color with rags pilfered from my mom's bin. I'm so happy with how it turned out (:
Made me think of this group
Love seeing restaurants encouraging their patrons to go zero waste!
We could all use some positive zero waste news in our feeds!
My local Kroger finally carries cherry tomatoes in a recyclable package! (Bonus that they’re from a local farm devoted to sustainable practices!)
The first plastic-free store in Slovenia. At last!
Not my post originally but knew it needed to be here. Anyone else repurposing calendars?
I love seeing coffee shops near me transitioning to compostable cups, as well as promoting bringing your own cup and choosing plant-based milks with financial incentives! Hopefully more follow suit.
I work at a hospital where employees eat everyday with plastic utensils. My solution: fork and spoon in an old pencil case
Saw apples packaged in cardboard at Costco!! So much better than those plastic clamshells.
A library that rents cake pans! (from @travelinganna)
Collapsible cup!! Never forget it because it’s always right in my purse! Also comes with a silicon straw which folds up inside it and is super easy to clean
Great move in the right direction! Marks & Spencer.
A coconut repurposed as a salt container that has been in my family for over 20 years
My mom knows I'm trying to reduce my waste, so for my birthday she made me homemade body soap, a peeling bar, shampoo and conditioner!
My church has met in homes & parks for the past 13 years. We have a small salary for pastor & the rest of money we are able give away. Each month we choose an organization, family, or place of need to donate our money. We will never own a building, this act of resistance allows us so much freedom.
My wife put giant googly eyes on our trash can as a joke. But it’s actually working for our zero waste goals. Now I feel shame every time I toss something, it looks horrified!
SunnyBee, a farmer's market and store in Chennai, India, has begun wrapping their produce in banana leaves. Makes me glad that my country is thinking forward like first world countries.
The new supermarket near me has frozen prepared foods in bulk.
It is not individual action or consumption that is causing climate change, but a rotten system built on overproduction and exploitation.
50 Ways to Use Less Plastic
Now let’s do it in the US!
My sister used her old school notes to wrap her gifts this year
There’s a solution
Two months ago, I decided to start growing mushrooms from the spent coffee grounds at my workplace. Yesterday I harvested my first oyster mushrooms!
I needed a travel pill container for a big trip. Rather than buying one, I made one out of an old altoids tin and an old plastic membership card.
My local supermarket said Goodbye to individually wrapped broccoli this week! Small changes like these make a huge difference.
These should be available everywhere!
My local dump has a thrift store in it so that not everything goes to the landfill.
He's right though
Hey reddit, this is what ~450 lbs of recovered food waste looks like. Instead of ending up in the trash, this food will provide over 400 meals to our local community. Please visit r/StopHunger for more info. #StopHunger
Our cafe’s strawberries are packaged in cardboard now. A small step to reducing plastic!
Learnt to weave to make 100% biodegradable bags, made from flax (native New Zealand plant)
My local restaurant delivered my food in this bag, I'm utterly impressed.
Too soon? I can see the Xmas crap hitting the shelves already and loved this!
After a year of effort from the student body, my university's cafeteria finally switched from foam plates and plastic cups and utensils to reusable plates, cups and utensils. As well as biodegradable to-go boxes!
Had this t-shirt with a small velvet heart which I ruined during laundry.. so I cross stitched a new one, which isn’t perfect but still better though 😅
Found on fb
The restaurant I’m eating at has Etch-A-Sketchs for children instead of wasteful paper menus/coloring pages and crayons!
Makes me feel better about being poor
I taped this to the door of the sorority house across from me. Every time they have a party they leave confetti and glitter all over the ground outside.
Thought this sub would like this one
Paper bags instead of plastic containers for grapes in my super market
Not sure if this counts as zero/low waste, but I dyed these formerly white panties black to hide some stains
To wrap gifts this year I painted some old paper shopping bags
“Does your storm drain spark joy?”
Plastic free kitchen progress
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!
Found this deflated balloon on a hike, so I used it to wrap my best friend’s birthday present.
Repurposed an old cable spool into a table for my zero waste store.
Ocean pollution cartoon from local paper (USA).
Couldn’t find a soap dish at the thrift store, so I got creative with some LEGOs
Every medal awarded in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be made from 100% recycled electronics.
I wish every place selling produce was like this!
My boyfriend’s work place only has plastic cutlery so I made a cutlery wrap for him, including a straw.
Decided to go zero waste on the Christmas wreath this year. Nothing purchased, all foraged from the garden/woods, ribbon box and spice cabinet. I am so happy with it I don’t think I’ll ever buy a wreath again.
We all know that hotels generate a lot of plastic waste with those mini shampoo/soap bottles. I was happy to see my hotel doing their part to reduce that area of waste (among others too)
KitKats in Japan have started changing their packaging from plastic to paper
When you’re the first to use the new bottle filler at work!
happy halloween! I made my costume using an old pair of leggings and a black shirt and leftover fabric paint instead of buying new!
My daughter built a compost bin for the family cabin, using reclaimed wood, scraps from other projects, and fallen birch logs. Here's to taking far less to the landfill each year!
Zero Waste Confetti in Seasonal Colors
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 ❤️
My local sushi restaurant gives a 50 cent discount for bringing your own containers
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!
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!
It’s only been three months since my school installed these! This made my day when I saw the number.
In honor of the solstice, I present to you one of the best types of zero waste food containers!
If you’re gonna do crime, at least be zero waste.
Great to see out society as a whole, progressing 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
All of this would have been thrown away as waste but the grocery store marked it down on their app. $10 total!
A gift I made for my boyfriend's niece. Teaching her to recycle clothes and love ocean creatures from a young age.
One month of trash
Shamelessly stolen from me_irl, I forget more often than I'd like to admit
We did it guys!
NOT A MEME VERY IMPORTANT
Just wanted to share this and 40% of all sea waste is used fishing gear. Just makes zero waste seem like it won't do anything sometimes. Could someone please help me with this.
Shower thoughts nailing it
My kid's reading lamp broke. Old me would have gone to Target. New me went for the washi tape in the craft drawer
The small changes we can make for our mother Earth!😄😄😄
UK bans single-use plastic from next year.
Something a little different: the sign I made for my fence so the neighbors don’t think I’m a crackhead
Please behave like animals.
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.
The dangers of animal agriculture are finally being noticed
New section of bulk grapes at my local Whole Foods! Yay for small steps!
Supermarket at my hometown eliminated the packaging of all frozen products (including meats and veggies)
it’s always package free if you grow it yourself 🌱
My local Walmart started selling these package free soaps!
Portuguese Airline Becomes First To Ditch Single Use Plastics!
What I take to the movies. Refillable water bottle that can fold in my pocket when not in use. Also pocket size steel bento.
Reusing Apple product boxes to propagate some plants
Use banners instead of balloons! Banners can be reused again and again, saving you money!
A cousin is a long time quilter and has given me a ton of fabric over the past year. I’m slowly going through it and have discovered a love of scrappy quilting. Here is a Christmas tree skirt I made, having purchased no materials at all.
I repurposed a cute shopping bag to wrap a gift. The bow is made from the handles. :)
Proud of my university!! They make it so easy for everyone to recycle.
Stumbled upon this post on my FB feed. This is a great idea, all schools should have a share bin.
This is my ZeroWaste Travelling Kit. A pencilcase with everything I need to snack outside without using any single-use plastic.
Instead of filling my cat’s stocking with new toys I’m putting in all the toys she’s forgotten about/ hid under the couch.
Turned a broken umbrella into a reusable bag
We all need to learn from this young activist.