Zero Waste Tips for Home

  1. Invest in reusable: water bottle, grocery bags, hand towels, sponges and rags, silverware, dishes, tupperware...

  2. Buy in bulk: bring reusable jars and containers, such as old mayo jars or yogurt containers, to fill with bulk items

  3. Compost your organic and compostable waste

  4. Consider package-free and all-natural options to common hygiene items, such as soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste

  5. Buy reused: shop at thrift stores, try Craigslist or freecycle.org, visit yard sales & swap meets

  6. Join the sharing economy: borrow instead of buy through friends, relatives, & neighbors; become a member of MUD Project and gain access to their Tool Library & Truck Share program; join (or start!) a local online sharing community like shareable.net.

  7. Go paperless with bills, and wherever else possible

  8. Precycle: make sure the disposable items you buy are recyclable or compostable

Thanks to Zero Waste Home for supplying some of these tips.