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Becoming zero waste is a form of becoming environmentally friendly. I would like to go completely zero waste or at least almost zero waste, but becoming zero waste is something that takes a while to do so in my opinion. Location is for sure one of the reasons why going zero waste is a struggle. Although Indiana does have a sustainability shop, it doesn't have everything. But the shop does have things like laundry detergent, dish soap, and other cleaning utensils that are better for the environment. I will add the shop's Instagram below and then I will add a list of the ways that I have become zero waste.
- Dryer Balls
- Help fight wrinkles and separates clothes in the dryer
- Reduces the waste of dryer sheets
- Reusable Ziplock Bags
- I bought a 16 pack of rubber bags off of amazon and I use them constantly. They are so useful and I don't feel guilty about throwing away Ziplock bags
- Of course they reduce single use plastic waste
- Bar Dish Soap
- This one I'm currently working on because I need to use up my old soap.
- I get a bar of soap from a sustainable shop and then I use a bamboo brush and tray
- Reusable Rags
- I'm going to use microfiber rags and a eco friendly cleaner to do everyday cleaning
- This will help reduce the paper towel waste
- Reusable Bags for Groceries / Mesh Bags for Produce
- Whenever I go grocery shopping I never use plastic bags. I but reusable bags from Martin's, because they are the perfect size, and I use them everywhere. I like to also use mesh bags for produce to cut back on those little green plastic bags as well
- This of course helps reduce the waste of single use plastic