Minimalism has passionately sparked a new interest in me, and I think many others come to a similar point too. For some it may spark veganism, all natural, zero-waste, or another topic. What all of these have in common however is that they promote the conservation of the planet and or your well-being and health. I have created this list of easy and simple ways you can incorporate a “zero-plastic” lifestyle in your life today:
- Replace plastic bags for reusable totes. Keep these handy in your car or purse for groceries, shopping and more. My local bank gave me this canvas one, but you can find these pretty much anywhere and with different materials or patterns too!
- Breakup with plastic water bottles. Instead opt for a reusable glass water bottle. I don’t know about you but water tastes so much better and cooler from glass, plus it is healthier. After doing a bit of research, I purchased this one from the brand Contigo at Target. I was afraid since it was glass it would break, but it is actually very sturdy with its protective cover and does not leak. I love adding lemon wedges or strawberries for a natural taste…and because it looks cute.
- DIY your own utensils kit. Instead of using and throwing away flimsy plastic cutlery from restaurants, you can choose one spoon, fork, and knife from home wrapped in a reusable napkin and store it in your purse.
- Shop secondhand and do good. Buying new items from the shelves come with plastic wrap or packaging…waste that ends up in landfills. I recently started online thrift shopping on ThredUp. The clothing comes in recyclable cardboard boxes or envelopes and I love that many of the items are in like new condition, sometimes with tags still on! If online isn’t your thing, local thrift stores often have very good sales for unique and good condition items ranging from clothes to home goods.
Has minimalism sparked a new area of interest for any of you? I feel that there are countless and they branch out. I’m not even sure if I just made “zero-plastic” up from zero-waste lol.
(Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way. All opinions and recommendations are completely my own.)