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HERE'S HOW GOING ZERO WASTE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY.

There's a common myth that floats around about being zero-waste - that's it's expensive.  

Sure, you can look at zero-waste items, and feel torn. On the one hand, they may be a cost a little more than their counterparts. However, for the most part, they are an investment piece.  

Basically, buying zero-waste items, or choosing a zero-waste lifestyle results in you saving cash.  

So, not only are you helping the environment, you're helping your bank account, too. Don't believe us? Here's exactly how.  

 

You end up buying less 

Food waste is a big part of your trash, right? So, taking a good look at how much you're wasting is a great place to start.  

In fact, many zero-waste pros recommend that you really take a look at your waste. This might sound a little disgusting, but it can be eye-opening.  

Once you discover where your waste is coming from, you'll find that you will buy much less.  

Equally as important - don't buy more, when you haven't used everything up.  

You'll save money on groceries, and might even use up some of those old spices in the back of your cupboard. It's a win-win.  

 
 

No more disposables  

While we might recycle a lot of our paper products - it doesn't eradicate the problem. Even some recycled paper items, end up in landfills.  

With this in mind - it's time to think of investment pieces. Things like coffee cups, water flasks, fabric napkins, rags, and dishcloths.  

Sure, they might cost a bit more upfront - but you won't have to replace them as often - saving you money in the long run.  

Also, many coffee shops give you a sweet little discount if you have your own reusable mug.  

Obviously, you won't have to pay for plastic bags, if you bring your own canvas bags, too.  

 
 

No more fast fashion  

Zero-waste does require some lifestyle changes. This means less fast fashion.  

I short, stop buying one outfit for one occasion. Buy essential, investment pieces that you can wear again and again. You'll cut down on the waste caused by making clothes and eradicate the waste from throwing away the clothes.  

 
 

DIY products  

A zero-waste lifestyle also promotes DIY.  

Actually, a lot of the cost in household cleaning products lies with the packaging and branding. The best thing to do is to make your own products.  

 
 

We promise it's not boring or difficult. You can find some cool recipes on Pinterest. They work just as well.  

 
 

Buy smart  

Sometimes, all it takes is you to buy a little bit smarter.  

This is super easy in the digital world that we're blessed to live in.  

You can find zero-waste stores - both locally, and those that deliver.  

We're always looking around for new eco-friendly companies, we're absolutely obsessed with finding new zero-waste businesses.  

 

In short, consuming less means that you'll create less waste. You'll save time and you'll save money. Living a no-waste lifestyle really does come with the benefit of living more frugally. 

HERE'S HOW GOING ZERO WASTE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY.

There's a common myth that floats around about being zero-waste - that's it's expensive.  

Sure, you can look at zero-waste items, and feel torn. On the one hand, they may be a cost a little more than their counterparts. However, for the most part, they are an investment piece.  

Basically, buying zero-waste items, or choosing a zero-waste lifestyle results in you saving cash.  

So, not only are you helping the environment, you're helping your bank account, too. Don't believe us? Here's exactly how.  

 

You end up buying less 

Food waste is a big part of your trash, right? So, taking a good look at how much you're wasting is a great place to start.  

In fact, many zero-waste pros recommend that you really take a look at your waste. This might sound a little disgusting, but it can be eye-opening.  

Once you discover where your waste is coming from, you'll find that you will buy much less.  

Equally as important - don't buy more, when you haven't used everything up.  

You'll save money on groceries, and might even use up some of those old spices in the back of your cupboard. It's a win-win.  

 
 

No more disposables  

While we might recycle a lot of our paper products - it doesn't eradicate the problem. Even some recycled paper items, end up in landfills.  

With this in mind - it's time to think of investment pieces. Things like coffee cups, water flasks, fabric napkins, rags, and dishcloths.  

Sure, they might cost a bit more upfront - but you won't have to replace them as often - saving you money in the long run.  

Also, many coffee shops give you a sweet little discount if you have your own reusable mug.  

Obviously, you won't have to pay for plastic bags, if you bring your own canvas bags, too.  

 
 

No more fast fashion  

Zero-waste does require some lifestyle changes. This means less fast fashion.  

I short, stop buying one outfit for one occasion. Buy essential, investment pieces that you can wear again and again. You'll cut down on the waste caused by making clothes and eradicate the waste from throwing away the clothes.  

 
 

DIY products  

A zero-waste lifestyle also promotes DIY.  

Actually, a lot of the cost in household cleaning products lies with the packaging and branding. The best thing to do is to make your own products.  

 
 

We promise it's not boring or difficult. You can find some cool recipes on Pinterest. They work just as well.  

 
 

Buy smart  

Sometimes, all it takes is you to buy a little bit smarter.  

This is super easy in the digital world that we're blessed to live in.  

You can find zero-waste stores - both locally, and those that deliver.  

We're always looking around for new eco-friendly companies, we're absolutely obsessed with finding new zero-waste businesses.  

 

In short, consuming less means that you'll create less waste. You'll save time and you'll save money. Living a no-waste lifestyle really does come with the benefit of living more frugally.