Zero waste items I love pt: 1

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This is part one in this series! Stay tuned for more things I love that help me be zero waste.

I have been a zero-waster for a little while now and through trial and error, I have found some items I love. Some are unconventional while some I feel like it would be hard to live without. All are zero waste friendly and can easily be DIYed or bought from small businesses.

I talked about going zero waste before but when I wanted to do this I looked at what waste I was creating and made changes from there. These were some of the biggest wastes I created and how I changed it.

Ziplock Baggies
I used to use Ziplock baggies for everything. I would put leftovers in them, I would cut up produce that was going to go bad and freeze it but when I went zero waste I needed to find something else.

For the freezer, I started using jars or a Stasher bag. These are pretty handy.  They are a silicone material that can hold pretty much anything. They are perfect for the freezer or taking salt and pepper chips to work with you when you are in a hurry. I like to put avocados in them when I only need half. They are airtight so they brown a lot slower than if I wrapped them in plastic wrap (which is another item I need to cut down on). They come in two sizes and a variety of colors and patterns. I am hoping they come in a few other sizes once they take off. I didn't order mine online, I found it at The Container Store.

For sandwich and snack size baggies I found AtMatSplatMat on Etsy. My first order was the grab bag of three sandwich size baggies and I love them. I honestly didn't care what patterns I got so I told her to send me whatever she had. They are super easy to clean and store. I always have one in my bag, just in case, and I got some pretty fun prints.

I love that they also have reusable grocery bags with a carry case. The store also has a lot of items for children but being someone without a child I don't have a need for it 😉.

Here are some of my favorite items from her shop:
Reusable Grocery Bag in Aztec Print
Set of Three Organic Snack Bags
Grab Bag of Three Zipper Bags


You can also DIY them pretty easily with little to no sewing skills. Nifty on Facebook recently had a video where it showed how to make them. But if you are like me and don't have the time to sew (I miss doing hobbies) then this is a great alternative.

That's it for now! If you know of something helpful that I forgot, let me know in the comments below!

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