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How to create a zero waste bathroom

How to create a zero waste bathroom

Did you know that around 30,000 tonnes of recyclable bathroom waste end up in landfill every year?  We’ve all got good at recycling our kitchen waste but what about the rest of the house? The bathroom is a good place to start and there are lots of small changes you can make that will make a big difference to the world.


Place a second bin in your bathroom for recycling empty shampoo bottles and other toiletry waste so it can easily be deposited in the main recycling bin. It’s not only toiletry bottles that can be recycled, other items people throw away include foils and aerosols.

Why not have a good old declutter while you’re putting the new bin in, we all have so many beauty items that we’ll more than likely never use again. Not to mention how crusty they probably are if they have been lurking in the back of the cupboard for years. Once you’ve done the stock take make sure you take what you need and use what you bring back in.


You should be changing your toothbrush   every 3-4 months, for the average lifespan that’s about 300 toothbrushes a year. So, what happens to them? Unfortunately, they mostly end up in landfill. Did you know that every toothbrush ever made is still around! You should actually be changing your toothbrush sooner if you have been sick, especially if it’s stored near other toothbrushes. Bamboo toothbrushes are totally biodegradable and have nice soft bristles which according to dentists is a good thing.


Have you ever heard of a tooth soap? Instead of using a non- recyclable tube of toothpaste make the change to tooth soap. You won’t look back - one bar of tooth soap lasts up to 6 months. That’s six non-recyclable tubes you won’t need to use.


Get rid of your plastic disposable razor for a safety razor. Safety razors are made from stainless steel which is fully recyclable, also the blades are replaceable and can be recycled.


Shampoo bars can make a massive difference to the amount of plastic bottles we recycle. Shampoo bars are usually made of natural ingredients to promote healthy hair. When you think that most shampoos are 80% water why pay for water when you can add it yourself. Shampoo bars are mega concentrated and last much longer than bottles, are much nicer on the environment and nicer on your pocket!

Why not try and make this month a zero waste bathroom month.Call in store or visit us at SoulBia HQ to make your transition stress free and fun. 

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