Zero Waste Black Friday
Updated: Jan 17
Please don't go crazy on Black Friday OR Cyber Monday!
If you really have the itch to spend some money because all the "50% OFF" advertisements are hunting you down wherever you swipe, whatever website you click on, whichever insta story you open up, I don't blame you. We all know that this is the way our consumer society is built and our animal senses just hardly resist the temptation. A good deal makes us actually believe that we need that new hair dryer, we need that fifth pair of boots for the winter, or another beige sweater from H&M. Trust me I feel you, I was there not so long ago, but ever since I started living waste free and downsized the amount of products I bring to my household on a daily basis, these shopping fevers are becoming less effective and I built a solid immune system that is keeping my mind clear and conscious.
Here are my top 6 sustainable - everyday products - that can easily replace your conventional options, without lowering your standard quality of living:
1. SOLID SHAMPOO | $14.95 |
Did you know that only 1 in 5 people consistently recycle items from the bathroom?
Let's avoid the need to recycle and switch to products that come in solid forms. Shampoo bar is genius. It comes with no packaging and works just as good as the one that comes in a liquid form. Cause guess what --- you just add water!
SHOP LINK ⇨ @lushcosmetics
2. SOLID CONDITIONER | $12.95 |
The number of conditioner bottles thrown out in the United States every year could fill 1,164 football fields. Wanna try a package-free option?
SHOP LINK ⇨ @lushcosmetics
3. BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH | $7.00 |
Over 4.5 billion plastic toothbrushes are dumped into landfills and oceans every year! Try a green alternative for your daily dental care, a toothbrush that is composed of 100% bamboo.
SHOP LINK ⇨ @ecoheart
4. REUSABLE CUP | $17.49 |
100 billion single-use cups go to landfill each year. Ecoffee Cup made with light, bright bamboo fibre will give you no excuse for single-use
SHOP LINK ⇨ @ecoffeecup
5. SHOPPING BAG | $18.00 |
Always carry a small bag in your purse, for any spontaneous shopping and help prevent the environment from more than 500 billion single use plastic bags that are consumed every year, worldwide.
SHOP LINK ⇨ @ecobag
6. BAMBOO UTENSIL | $14.95 |
Your new partner in crime is light, sleek, always by your side and comes in handy whenever needed! Together you can stop the single use, non-biodegradable, plastic utensils to circle!
SHOP LINK ⇨ @togoware
What is the message I'm trying to communicate?
You work hard to save up some money, so why would you spend it on something you don't need? Choose products that are useful, functional, will make you feel better and will have a great impact on the environment. If you're interested in more Zero Waste options, you will find various products at @packagefreeshop.