Recommendations

These are several products that I have come across that have made swapping to zero-waste easier for my family. Some have saved me money already as well.

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Beeswax wraps are a great substitute for cling film. They typically last about a year, but can be rewaxed to last longer. These are made in the U.K. and will have a smaller carbon footprint than others available.

I love these mats. Easy to clean. Nothing sticks. My chicken isn’t dry anymore. I grabbed a pack in the same size but there are packs available with multiple sizes.

As a family of 4, this pack is perfect, even Lee likes them. The customer service of this particular seller is really helpful, too. For example, did you know all toothbrushes have nylon bristles? The alternative is boar hair which generally isn’t used and not as effective anyway, so you’ll need to make sure to pull them out before composting or repurposing the handles.

Don’t be duped into buying microfiber (aka microplastic) cloths because they are “so soft.” These terry cloth wipes are plenty soft and can be washed without shedding plastic. This pack of 25 is about 3-4 days worth for Penny.

I love my Kleen Kanteen bottles. The quality is really high so they last longer. (aka when you drop them on the floor they don’t become completely distorted!) There are plenty of sizes, cap options, and insulated options available.

You can get a stainless steel sippy cup! Kleen Kanteens sippy cup is ace. Penny loved hers until it was nicked at a restaurant. What’s especially great is that when your little one is ready to upgrade, you can just grab a sports cap as all the caps are interchangeable. Then you have a bottle that can last through primary school.

I would normally prefer strawless, but it’s not always practical and lets face it paper straws don’t work in a milkshake or smoothie. What I like about these is they are silicon, so Olivia and Penny can chew on these and not break their teeth. They also come with cleaning brushes and a travel bag. No excuses now. 

Flour sack towels are a great alternative to paper towels. I like them because they are 100% cotton and they don’t leave any lint when using them to dry dishes. They are lightweight so a couple of my tattered ones are destined to continue life as produce bags!