So last year I wrote a blog post on my Zero Waste Goals for 2017. Honestly I think I’ve done pretty damn well with achieving what I set out to do. The goals I set myself were to make sure I carry cutlery with me when I go out, get a metal straw and start declining plastic straws and to start taking lunch with me to work so I didn’t have to buy lunch out.
KILNER JARS & STEEL STRAWS
One item that’s been helping me achieve a more zero waste lifestyle is my trustee Kilner jar. The lid is one that I took from a previous jar, it has a hole in the top for my steel straw. Kilner jars have lids that are made of two parts, one flat part that covers the top and one part that goes over the flat bit and screws onto the sides to secure it. I took the flat bit and put it under this blue lid to make it watertight, now after I’ve used it I can put it back in my bag with no concerns that excess liquid will leak out the hole into my bag.
I’ve been using this Kilner and steel straw combo at Costa for my iced lattes, works a treat! It’s exactly the same size as a small so no arguing about sizes here.
My reusable coffee cup has been a part of my life for a few months now, I love it. It’s made of bamboo so is completely biodegradable. It holds the heat in really well and is super easy to clean, my boyfriend started using it more than me so I had to end up buying him one as well. Luckily I found a brand new one in the charity shop for him, perfect find!
For Christmas I got this nifty fork/knife/spoon combo with a handy clip. I had some bamboo cutlery that I used prior to this but it didn’t come with a knife and the fork wasn’t very good. This neat piece of cutlery combines everything I need in one little instrument, it’s so easy to bung in your bag and use for everything!
NEW ZERO WASTE GOALS
- Change to eco friendly toilet paper
- Get rid of plastic in the bathroom
- Make my own milk
- Buy more in bulk
I hope I can achieve all these goals by the end of the year so watch this space and stay updated!
What are you doing to do to cut down on your waste?
Stay eco friendly x