Along with borax, baking soda, vinegar and castile soap, washing soda is a wonderful basic ingredient to have around the house for effective, DIY cleaning.
I’ve noticed that as I scour the internet looking for the latest news and best tips on zero waste living, there is one glaring omission from the offerings: an alternative to toilet paper. That’s not to say it’s never addressed. I’ve seen the question asked by #zerowaste hopefuls, and I’ve seen the gurus suggest “lower impact” alternatives such as recycled toilet paper or toilet paper made of materials other than wood pulp.
To be quite frank, I’m totally perplexed. The experts are missing an obvious, wonderful and totally zero waste alternative to toilet paper. It’s called Family Cloth.
What is a Zero Waste Kit? It’s simply a small collection of essential, reusable, everyday items that — without taking up much space — make a huge difference in your daily contribution to the waste stream.
By carrying these items with you in your backpack, car or while travelling, you can save plastic grocery bags, paper coffee cups, paper napkins, plastic utensils and plastic straws from going in the trash while you’re out and about! Add a couple of glass or metal containers if you have the space and use them in place of takeout containers to make even more of an impact.