The bathroom is one of the easiest rooms in the house to cut back on waste, although you might be surprised to hear that. With a few adjustments to your shopping habits, you may not even need a garbage can in the bathroom anymore, nor will you produce vast quantities of empty plastic containers destined for the recycling bin. While embarking on my own zero waste quest, I’ve gathered tips from experts such as Bea Johnson and Shawn Williamson (you can read more about them in my post about going zero waste in the kitchen ), and through experimentation on my own. Here are the most significant changes one can make in the bathroom: 1. Minimize the plastic Choose a single multipurpose soap for the whole family to use, instead of buying individual body washes and shampoos for each member. My family uses Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Peppermint Soap for everything, as well as bars of non-packaged natural soap that I buy loose at the health food store.Avoid all plastic, pump-action bottles of hand soap, which are ridiculously wasteful. Many of them are antibacterial and contain triclosan , a chemical that the American and Canadian Medical Associations urge people […]

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