Creating a zero waste kit is one of the easiest ways to start reducing single-use waste when you’re on-the-go. Often, you can started with items you already have in your own house, but just like a new workout outfit can inspire us to invest in our health, sometimes a new reusable can kick-start a new zero waste habit.
How to create your zero waste on-the-go kit?
To create your zero waste kit, it's important to think about your daily routine. Here are a few questions you might ask yourself as you run through your day:
- Will I stop for coffee or tea?
- How do I plan to stay hydrated?
- Do I like using a straw?
- Will I eat out for lunch or make my own?
- Will I have leftovers if I'm eating out?
- Will I be coming home to re-prep for any evening plans or do I need to prepare now?
What's in our zero waste on-the-go kit?
Replacement For | Single-Use Plastic Utensils
Sourced From | Ethically sourced bamboo
End of Life | Case can be recycled in textile recycling, utensils are 100$ compostable
Price | $13-$15
Replacement For | Single-Use plastic straws
Materials | Borosillicate glass
End of Life | Glass is 100% recyclable
Price | $5-$8
Replacement For | Single-Use Paper Cups
Materials | Glass, cork, silicone
End of Life | Glass is 100% recyclable, cork is 100% compostable, please check with your local municipality for silicone disposal
Price | $16-$28
Replacement For | Single-Use plastic wrap or to-go containers
Materials | GOTS Organic cloth, beeswax, tree resin
End of Life | Beeswax wrap is 100% compostable
Price | $25
Replacement For | Single-Use plastic bags
Materials | GOTS Organic cloth
End of Life | Reusable cloth bags are 100% compostable or recyclable with textile recycling
Price | From $5.50 - $20