Imagine what a life without waste would be like. That would be fantastic, right? In addition to being great for the planet, zero waste has many other advantages, so start today going zero waste!
Zero waste reduces our impact on the climate. Reducing, reusing and recycling can be a key part of climate change strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is estimated that about 42% of all greenhouse gas emissions are caused by the production and use of goods including products and packaging. Reduction, reuse and recycling will furthermore save energy and reduce our carbon emissions.
Our current consumption culture is unsustainable. Processing raw materials requires a lot of energy and causes pollution. Once the goods are used, they are simply dumped in a landfill or destroyed.
A zero-waste approach saves natural resources and reduces pollution during extraction, manufacturing and disposal. Reducing and reusing means making fewer products, because people reduce purchases and make durable products. Manufactures can now be provided with recycled materials instead of raw materials to make new goods.
Zero waste also protects the health of the communities by eliminating toxic substances and waste in landfills and incinerators which reduces air, water and soil pollution.
It is difficult to have no more waste overnight, however we are more than happy to introduce you to our essentials that will help you get started with a zero waste lifestyle! We have listed our favourites below:
The JUX Care products are full of natural ingredients and the gentle care for your body, skin and hair. All herbs are organically-grown and handpicked by our Nepalese farmers. The bar is handmade and vegan.
This safety razor is the perfect plastic-free alternative to disposable razor blades. Due to the closed comb, shaving is very easy and the chance of cuts is small. This high-quality safety razor can last a lifetime.
Our Wildcrafted Horsetail and Peppermint Shampoo Bar benefits from the naturally-derived silicone alternative contained within the Horsetail herb (Equisetum), moisturizing your hair from within. A wildcrafted plant, we use it to great effect within this special Shampoo bar. For normal hair types.
Super soft washable bamboo cotton pads. To make life more sustainable, these reusable cotton pads are an ideal alternative to the usual disposable pads or facial tissues. You can easily wash the cleaning pads; when used correctly, they last up to 10 years.
This scrub sponge is a good alternative to the standard sponge, which is usually made of plastic. This sponge is made from organic cotton and linen. It has a light scrubbing layer of natural cotton. It is filled with a mix of organic cotton and natural antibacterial and quick drying bamboo.
Reduce your waste while food shopping with these reusable and washable food bags that can carry any of your groceries! The bags have a drawstring closing and come in three sizes.
Since the thirties, straws have become one of the most widely used and unnecessary products on earth. Our copper plated cocktail straws are reusable, so you'll never need unnecessary plastic straws again! The straws come with a cleaner.
This cream deodorant is made from 100% natural ingredients. No synthetic substances and aluminum have been added, therefor the deodorant is not harmful to your body. Better for you and the planet!
If you are interested in learning even more about going zero waste and are Dutch, check out the book Het Zero Waste Project.