Zero waste has come a long way since a young Frenchwoman living in the United States, Béa Johnson, turned to a lifestyle without waste in the 2000s. Her blog, which has become essential, and her bestseller of practical advice led her to give lectures around the world.
The practice of zero waste, or zero waste, includes 5 rules:
- To recycle,
It may seem difficult to integrate the concept of no waste into the market economy as we know it. However, the sector is more than buoyant.
Here are some ideas that could help you enter the zero-waste market.
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Zero waste is practised daily, both at work and at home or with friends. The possibilities of adapting products in zero waste version are in reality unlimited.
1) Solid hygiene products.
There is an incredible number of plastic containers in the bathroom. The zero-waste movement proposes to reduce the ecological impact of our practices, thanks to products that are not only ecological but also economical.
The packaging is reduced to the absolute minimum and the hygiene products are found in a solid form, much more compact and durable.
This is how soap, shampoo, toothpaste and even deodorant are seen simply with a cardboard box as a marketing packaging.
2) The bokashi.
In line with the ultimate rule of the zero waste concept, the bokashi allows recovery of kitchen waste, for those who do not have the possibility of having a traditional composter at home.
There is no need for a garden for this technique from Japan. Leftover food is broken down by microorganisms in a mixture of wheat bran. A practical, odorless and aesthetic solution depending on the model.
3) Refillable cosmetics.
The cosmetics industry is a particularly active sector and a vector of significant pollution. In question, the overpack and non-recoverable single-use containers.
There are few ranges of organic and refillable cosmetics. However, this is a sector which has a bright future ahead of it.
4) Household products.
Here too the ecological impact is significant. When brands deploy treasures of ingenuity to develop ranges of natural products, they often forget the consequences of petroleum derivatives linked to plastic packaging.
There are alternatives, such as returnable glass containers, or the possibility of offering household products to be refilled in stores, for example.
5) Glass instructions.
Glass lockers reappear in some stores promoting zero waste.
Whether refills for oil, vinegar, detergent, etc. the deposit principle is making a comeback.
6) Feminine hygiene products.
Feminine hygiene products suffer from a few setbacks. Since the desire to cancel the tax on these essential products for women, to scandals related to their toxicity, menstrual products have been in the crosshairs of female groups who are demanding more safety and traceability for consumers.
Zero waste returns to this aspect by offering complete ranges of periodic protection suitable for all women and without risk to their health (sanitary towels and washable organic cotton pad, cup, etc.).
7) Zero waste boxes.
Boxes are very popular because they allow brands to make themselves known and create partnerships, sometimes offering them very good visibility.
Zero waste boxes are an excellent means of promoting this approach.
8) Textiles for home maintenance.
Everyone knows about disposable wipes. They are part of the daily life of most homes and are however a source of ecological disaster.
The principle of all disposable will probably be supplanted by all washable thanks to the marketing of quality objects, reusable and aesthetic, for household maintenance.
9) A range of stainless steel utensils.
No more plastic boxes, Bisphenol gourds and single-use ice cube trays. The kitchen is now adorned with utensils beautiful and good for the planet.
Stainless steel makes a remarkable entrance in the cupboards and plays the game of a refined and functional decoration.
10) Containers for bulk shopping.
Having a zero-waste home is one thing, but you might as well be careful not to put packaging in it. The timing of the races is crucial because it is at this precise moment that the consumer is subject to the dictatorship of all plastic.
By offering a varied range of products suitable for shopping without waste, you will contribute to raising awareness on the subject of ecology.
In this type of range it is possible to offer: zero waste kits, bulk bags, bread bags, textile nets for vegetables, glass boxes, furoshiki’s (Japanese fabrics for wrapping food or gifts ), etc.