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I Want To Get Started On Zero-Waste But How?

Here are the tips for the beginners! Just give your 3 min and learn HOW to REDUCE your WASTE with 10 easy STEPS!

It won't be wrong to say the concept of "zero-waste" is a life-style. Therefore starting and going for zero waste is a journey, it takes time to implement these steps to your life. Yes, it needs commitment and obviously, it does not come at one night!

Some of those tips are really EASY steps, pick some of them up and start your JOURNEY.

Because there is no planet B!


1) Switch to the reusable tote bag. Say NO to plastic bags!

One of the most harmful to the planet and marine life is plastic bag waste. It is quite an easy step to switch .

Probably you will have difficulties remembering to take it each time with you. We have a suggestion for that! Keep your tote bag in the trunk of your car, scooter, bike, or everyday bag.

Especially vegetable & fruit shopping comes with many little plastic bags for wrapping. If you bring your own reusable bags, just at one time shopping you will skip taking many plastic bags.

Furthermore, with every purchase of the TerraMavi bag, you will also be supporting a small family from Northern Bali who ethically manufactures these stylish totes – it’s a win-win for all

You might even get cash-back at some groceries as an incentive given by them. Yayy, right?

2) Switch to bamboo/reeds/wheat straw. Say NO to plastic straws!

The other most harmful waste award goes toooo...... plastic straw!

You might already have seen the viral-gone turtle photo that had a plastic straw stuck in his bleeding nose. Sorry to remind you of that sad photo but it is the reality! So, what you can do is really easy. Just say NO whenever they give you a plastic straw.

But then what am I going to use?

Switch to reusable to bamboo straws or if you are looking for one-time use straw then simply switch to wheat or reed straws.

3) Use bamboo toothbrush

Dentists suggest changing our toothbrushes every 3 months. In basic math, this means 1 person creates 40 toothbrushes as waste just in a decade which do not recycle and end up in the landfill.

The good news is there is an alternative: TerraMavi’s ‘nature touched bamboo toothbrush.

Switch today and have your clean teeth with no guilt.

4) Have a reusable bamboo or coconut cutlery set

Ordering food or snacking at a festival is part of our daily-life which contributes to plastic waste a lot with plastic cutlery. Fortunately, there is also an alternative for this. Obtain a cutlery set made from bamboo or coconut and stash it in your handbag for picnics, camping, festivals, or even office lunch-time.

5) Cotton earbuds made of bamboo

Can you recall another viral-gone photo of a sea horse carrying a cotton earbud?

Most of the plastic swaps end up in our precious oceans. You can stop this pollution by switching to compostable buds made of bamboo.

6) Bamboo comb

This change is not only for the planet but also for your health. Get plastic-free & vegan hair comb, get less static damage, healthier scalp, and less dandruff. BECAUSE bamboo gives natural circulation on your scalp. Thus you bamboo comb massage your scalp gently and this natural massaging also stimulates natural sebum which conditions your hair.

Unlike plastic comb, the bamboo comb does not create static. So, you can style your hair with less effort.

7) Coconut Bowl

Most people think disposable plates will save the water but they forget how much water had been used for production. It takes 30 liters to produce one paper plate.

On the other hand, these coconut bowls create a great impact since they are all-natural, free of plastic, and chemicals. Also, they give a second-life to coconut since most of the coconut shells are just thrown or burnt.

8) Start to use the menstrual cup

This time the alternative item we are suggesting is not biodegradable but it is reusable which prevents 11.000 disposable period products of an individual in a lifetime. This is 200.000 tonnes of waste per year!!!

It takes also 500 years of degrading a pad but you can have 99.9% fewer waste thanks to this little tiny buddy: the menstrual cup!

This is also great for your wallet. One cup can last up to 20 years! 20 Euro of only one-time purchase for 20 years vs every month of 3-5 Euro pads purchase for 20 years. This is min 1000 Euro of savings!

You can order your Organicup in here.

9) Use cotton towels rather than tissues

According to Creighton University, One ton of paper towels is made from nearly 20 trees and pollutes 75000 liters of water. You can stop this pollution and waste with a small investment or no investment. Either you can buy a cotton towel if you have none or simply re-use an old cotton T-shirt as your new towel. You can rip your T-shirt into different sizes which you can use for different occasions like drying your kitchen counter, wrapping a sandwich, or even dusting.

10) Carry your reusable bottle and cup

Water used to be free once upon a time and suddenly it is started to be sold in plastic bottles. You know the rest of the story with waste in the ocean it causes.

Carrying your reusable bottle is one of the easiest items to replace in your daily life.

Here is a fun fact about bottled water, it is actually not safer than tap water according to the testing result that done by the National Resources Defense Council. So, get used to your tap water if it is announced safe by your municipality and refill your reusable bottle.

The same action is applicable for your coffee cup and even Starbucks now giving cash-back who brings their own cup. Better to have a discounted coffee and save the earth from one-time use coffee cups waste. OR ask for a real mug at the coffee shop when staying in.

In summary:

  1. Switch to the reusable tote bag. Say NO to plastic bags!

  2. Switch to bamboo/reeds/wheat straw. Say NO to plastic straws!

  3. Use bamboo toothbrush

  4. Have a reusable bamboo or coconut cutlery set

  5. Cotton buds made of bamboo

  6. Bamboo Comb

  7. Coconut Bowl

  8. Start to use menstrual cup

  9. Use cotton towels rather than paper towels/tissues

  10. Carry your reusable bottle and cup

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