What if you don’t have a bulk or refill store near you? It’s a common question when trying to go Zero Waste and such an important topic to explore. For those in certain areas, refill stores are nowhere to be found. I get it! I never had access to them until recently.
I never imagined that straws could be a controversial topic. I thought that plastic straws were 100% evil and straw bans were 100% good. However, I’ve since learned that the situation is much more complicated.
Do you use cotton swabs? It’s been a very tricky thing to find a Zero Waste alternative for in our home.
I don’t have a perfect answer, but since I’ve received so many questions about it, I figured I’d might as well write about it already!
What’s the hardest Zero Waste swap for you? Yesterday I wrote about the easiest swap I’ve made: basically everything that falls into the “replace once and never again” category, because those things don’t need constant replenishing. Food is the complete opposite—since we need to eat every day! I personally find food the hardest Zero Waste swap.
What’s the easiest Zero Waste swap to make? In my experience, it’s anything that you need to replace once and never again. Food can be challenging for a lot of people if you don’t have easy access to a bulk/refill store because you need food pretty much all the time. Personal care products are somewhere in the middle, as they don’t need to be replaced as often as food. But for some things, the swap only needs to be made once. In my mind, that’s a beautiful thing!