SUBSCRIBE

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE EXCLUSIVE UPDATES WITH LATEST STYLE POSTS, NEWS AND MORE!
* indicates required

You are viewing ZERO-WASTE

On these ZERO-WASTE pages, we discuss everything related to:

  • what zero-waste lifestyle means
  • low waste living and how to start living more sustainably
  • how to reduce, reduce and recycle in a daily life
  • where you can buy low waste products
  • how to shop as low waste as possible because it matters
  • who started this revolution in consumers’ behaviors and habits
  • which websites can help you start
  • we share a list of our favorite low waste beauty, cleaning, home, and laundry products
  • and much more.

Let us know if you have any questions about the low waste lifestyle. We are here to help you on your journey to a more sustainable life.

How To Make Zero-Waste Beeswax Wrap

As promised in this article where I shared my favorite alternatives to cling wrap, here is a simple tutorial on making zero-waste beeswax wrap.

You may be surprised to find out that making zero-waste beeswax wrap is easier and cheaper than you think.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Piece of old linen or cotton fabric.
  • Beeswax granulate – I got mine from greenshop.ch. It is from La droguerie écologique for about CHF45.
  • Baking paper.
  • Scissors. …

The Best Zero-Waste Food Wraps

What do you use to cover leftovers? Do you store them in Tupperware or put them in a bowl and cover them with cling wrap? When I was growing up in the Communist Czech Republic, my mom used to put leftovers on a plate and cover it with another one. In this article, I will show you some zero-waste food wraps that you can replace kitchen foil.

Reusable Silicone Food Covers

Zero-waste flexible reusable lids made of silicone- blue from Eco Inova and transparent from Lékué.

They are affordable, …

How to choose a sustainable and eco-friendly tea?

CATEGORY: ZERO-WASTE

When I published my “baked tea” recipe, I realized that I did not explain what makes it zero-waste and eco-friendly. First, I used fruits that were past their best and would otherwise end up in a compost bin. Secondly, I bought the fruits at our local farm and the raw sugar at a bulk store. And thirdly, the jar that I stored it in was recycled – from our favorite marmalade brand. But if you are not into baked fruit teas, here are tips on how to choose sustainable and eco-friendly tea (and tea bags). …

How to make the best zero-waste fruit tea at home

In this article, I want to share with you my favorite fruit tea recipe. A Czech friend living in Lausanne introduced me to “baked fruit tea” when I visited her at Christmas. When I mentioned it to my Czech friends, all of them knew about it. It is trendy over there. And I am not surprised because it tastes, smells amazing, and warms you up. Which is all one needs in winter, isn’t it? So if you want to learn how to make the best zero-waste fruit tea at home, continue reading.

Easy Fruit Tea Recipe …

Veganuary and Dry January Challenge. How To Make This January Stand Out

What do you think about the Veganuary and Dry January challenge? A quick look at social media shows how popular both challenges are. While the #veganuary hashtag has over 1,2 million posts on Instagram, #dryjanuary has about 276,000 posts.

What is Veganuary?

Veganuary is a combination of “vegan” and “January.” The idea is to follow a plant-based diet for one month. Vegans avoid animal-based products (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk products) and animal-derived substances. They also stay clear from honey and don’t use beauty or body-care products tested on animals.

SWISS ZERO-WASTE BEAUTY BRANDS

In this article, I share my favorite Swiss zero-waste beauty brands. Some of the products I tried, some I keep using, and others are made by brands that my friends recommended.

Some of the products are totally packaged free, some are packaged in paper and others in reusable glass jars that you can refill or reuse.

There is a huge difference between the brands that you can find on the market. Some companies offer fresh, self-preserving products that contain ingredients that may contain irritants (for example essential oils) or synthetic ingredients. It really depends on you, …

ZERO-WASTE STORES IN SWITZERLAND

CATEGORY: ZERO-WASTE

In this article, I share a list of zero-waste stores in Switzerland that we like to visit. We have been on a zero-waste journey for 3 years now. In the beginning, we would visit a bulk store every week because we didn’t how much we needed to buy. But with practice, we got more organized and now we go to a bulk store once a month.

Il Bio Locale, Rolle

What do we get there? Everything that would be packaged in plastic in a grocery store (nuts, dry fruits, some cheese, pulses, polenta flour, etc.) or …

ZERO WASTE PERIOD products that I recommend right now

CATEGORY: ZERO-WASTE

In this video, I am sharing ZERO WASTE PERIOD products that I recommend: period sea sponges, period cup, reusable period pads, and period underwear.

In the beginning, it can seem weird to use zero-waste period products instead of single-use ones but once you find your favorite, you will never go back. But using zero-waste period products is better for you and for the environment.

How do you deal with period pains?

Is there a way to deal with period pains naturally? Among zero waste period products that I like to use are …

Soap Nuts, Zero Waste, And Eco-Friendly Laundry Hacks

CATEGORY: ZERO-WASTE

In this video, I talk about my favorite non-toxic laundry hacks such as soap nuts, zero waste detergents (for example Marseille soap), and I also share a recipe for DIY laundry detergent. I will show you how to use baking soda to remove stains from clothes and use citric acid to remove limescale from the washing machine.

To find out what’s hidden in regular laundry detergents, check https://www.cleancult.com/blog/pollutants-in-laundry-detergent

Thank you for watching it. And if you like this video, click LIKE, and when you SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel, hit the BELL.

My Zero Waste Products Hits and Misses

CATEGORY: ZERO-WASTE

Today I want to share with you my favorite zero waste products that I have been using for the past year. I will focus on the zero waste products that work for me. I will also mention some organic beauty brands that are not zero waste, but I use them because they help my skin look and feel healthy and nourished. All organic beauty brands that I use are packaged in glass containers. 

You can see the full list in my zero waste products hits and misses in the video:

  1. Shower gel: instead …

Furoshiki – A Sustainable Alternative to Wrapping Paper

CATEGORY: ZERO-WASTE

Today, I would like to show you my favorite, sustainable alternative to wrapping paper. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas wrapping paper that glitters and sparkle, but once I found out that it is not possible to recycle it, I decided to look for more sustainable alternatives. At the end of the video, I will show you how you can easily find out if you can recycle your wrapping paper.

One sustainable alternative to a wrapping paper is to reuse small dust bags made of cloth. You can also buy gift bags made of hemp …

Zero Waste Tips – Reusable Water Bottles and Straws

CATEGORY: ZERO-WASTE

In today’s video, I will share with you environmentally friendly alternatives to single-use water bottles and disposable straws.

Zero Waste, #NOPLASTIC, low waste, sustainable and ethical lifestyle, etc., are all terms that have become popular lately. Our family tries to lower our plastic imprint and live as consciously as possible. Thus I decided to feature this part of our life on this website, and my vides as well. Zero Waste tips will be a series and I hope you will find it interesting.

I feel like once I do something regularly, I tend to …

Low Waste Home – DIY cleaning products

Making your own cleaning products such as laundry detergent or a dishwasher powder is easy and budget-friendly which is important as for some people, the cost of buying in bulk and organic is prohibitive.

Our video tutorial is easy to follow so I won’t waste your time by explaining how to make your eco-friendly laundry detergent and dishwasher powder.

DIY: Paperless Gift Wrapping – Furoshiki

Furoshiki is one of the ways you can incorporate zero waste thinking this festive season. You will save money as there is no need to buy wrapping paper, tape, bows or ribbons that contain plastic.

It is an ancient Japanese gift wrapping technique which uses cloth instead of paper. It is simple, ecological and there are several folding and tying techniques.

CLOTH DIAPERS

CATEGORY: ZERO-WASTE

(photo from www.clothnappyreviews.com.au)

As I mentioned in my previous article, we have been debating what type of nappies we should use. The choice is wide: disposable diapers (e.g. classic Pampers), eco-friendly disposable nappies (e.g. Bambo Nature) or cloth diapers. Right now, we have decided to try the last option. It is the most eco-friendly option and if you use them properly, the chance that your baby has a diaper rash is lower than with disposable nappies. Yes, eco-friendly diapers are easy to use and free of harmful chemicals which is good for your …