Hey guys! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. If not, never fear the weekend is near! For today’s article I have decided to share with you a list of zero waste products I regret buying. Also, I would like to make one point very clear and it’s something that I think everyone should be aware of when it comes to zero waste.
YOU DON’T NEED MONEY TO BE ZERO WASTE!
To prove my point, I’m going to give you a couple examples of things I bought when I just started out with a zero waste lifestyle that I thought, “I need these things” but the sad truth is you really don’t.
So, here is my list of zero waste products I regret buying.
Stainless Steel Straws
Sure, it looks glamorous, fancy and cool but way before I even owned a stainless steel straw. I would just drink from the glass. If I can use a simple example. Would you drink a brandy or whiskey from a straw? No, you drink from the glass. Why would any other drink be any different? Just something to think about. So, for me getting a stainless steel straw is pretty wasteful.
Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Once again, yes, they look great and awesome in photo’s, but the truth is, I really regret buying mine. Well don’t look so shocked I haven’t even told you why yet.
Firstly, because it is such a small bottle. I drink about 2 litres of water a day which means I have to refill it 4 times a day. And that does not work for me. I would much rather fill up a big jug of water and put it in the fridge and know it’s going to last me the whole day. Rather than dragging a small little bottle along with me the whole day.
In a previous article I spoke about bamboo cutlery. It’s still an amazing product and I love it. But, as I mentioned in the beginning you don’t need money to be zero waste. Instead of buying bamboo cutlery when you go out and about, rather take some cutlery from home. It’s small enough to fit in your bag so why not?
To sum it all up, I think the biggest thing you can do is to see what you already have and how you can find multiple uses for things that you already own. To me that makes more sense and is a far better way of being zero waste than to go out and buy new things to become zero waste.
Thank you for reading! And as always.
Happy Greenish Living