Back to Zero: Applying Zero Waste Solutions at Home

Posted on Oct 30 2017 - 4:19am by Expert-Zine

Recycling concept shotThe UK government’s report on greenhouse gas emissions shows a positive change with a decrease of 38% in the last 25 years. This can further improve if people implement climate change solutions daily. One of the ways to contribute is by adopting a zero-waste lifestyle, which you can practise at home.

Here is how you can start.


This is one of the most common ways to start your zero waste projects. There are items that you can reuse at home, such as magazines, glass bottles and steel cans. Recycling wood waste as well as UPVC recycling, usually done in recycling centres, can also contribute to a zero waste environment.

As for those that cannot be recycled such as cigarette butts and old magnets, you can stuff them inside plastic bottles that you can turn into bottle bricks.

Buying in bulk

Buying wholesale food products and other home items is better than purchasing small packages day in and day out because the latter consumes a lot of plastic.

Buying a bulk of toilet paper that will last for a month, for instance, is better than buying a pack of four every week to avoid consuming additional packaging items.

Be a minimalist

Try to adopt the minimalist lifestyle by avoiding the compulsive shopper attitude. As much as possible, stick to what you already have or donate those that you no longer use. If you need to buy a wardrobe, go for second-hand clothing. Avoid buying DVDs and music CDs because you can download.

If you plan to hold a party at your house, do not buy new items. Instead, decorate your place by using what is available such as flowers from your yard, old cans that you can paint and old car tires you can convert to chairs. Avoid using plastic or paper cups and plates. Use ceramic or glassware instead.

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These are just some of the ways you can contribute to the effort to save the environment. Do your part now.