Getting started on a zero waste lifestyle can be very overwhelming. So many of the things that we use are designed to be disposable, and the more you look into it, the more you might be realizing just how much planning it can take to go zero waste. The good news is, every zero waste practitioner will tell you that your best bet is to start with a few small steps. A move can be a good time to start fresh and try out a few things.
Rent Moving Boxes in Toronto from Blue Bins
Moving can be an incredible wasteful process. Whether it’s using cardboard boxes, or buying plastic bins for a single use, moving can create a lot of waste. Renting your moving boxes from Blue Bins ensures that the boxes that you pack your items into, can be used for many other future moves. The bins are very durable, and we can also repair them in house, saving them from landfills.
Switch to Reusable Containers for Bulk Goods
If you’re clearing out your pantry, moving is the perfect time to switch from buying packages of things like flour, oats, or sugar, to buying them in bulk. Pick up some glass, metal, or ceramic containers, and bring them to your local bulk food store to stock your new kitchen.
Switch to Zero Waste Cleaning Supplies.
If you still have some cleaning supplies, use them up. However, before you purchase another batch of supplies, swap out your paper towel, disposable dusting cloths, and packaged cleaners for rags, soft cloths, and easy DIY cleaners in containers that you can refill. This can save you a lot of money and trips to the store!
Start Your Own Personal Zero Waste Kit
If you want to give zero waste a try in your daily life, moving is a great time to put together a little kit that you can bring with you. Consider including things like a reusable coffee mug and water bottle, a cloth shopping bag, stainless steel or bamboo cutlery, a cloth napkin, a handkerchief, and a metal straw. Put this in your overnight bag and you’ll have a lot of the important things that you need while you unpack everything else, and you can keep using it beyond that!
There are lots of ways to start going zero waste, but it doesn’t need to be overwhelming! Start with a few small steps. Here at Blue Bins, we’re always looking for little and big ways to make things a little more green. We’re happy to help you rent Toronto moving boxes to get you started on your zero waste journey. Call us today, or order your moving boxes online. No paper required!