Making a conscious effort to be more sustainable and reduce the amount of waste you create can feel impossible sometimes. Often it’s easy to feel over overwhelmed by the amount of changes you’re being told to make. At Azure Belle we are big believers in progress over perfection.
In the words of Anne Marie Bonneau (Zero Waste Chef), “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”
With this in mind, here are five easy zero waste swaps you can make at home to help make a kinder impact on the planet and reduce your single-use plastic and waste.
(1) Beeswax Wraps
Beeswax wraps are an amazing, environmentally-friendly way to store food – replacing the need for plastic cling wrap film. Beeswax wraps are made using pieces of fabric dipped in beeswax. Similarly to cling wrap, beeswax wraps adhere to themselves when covering a container or wrapping up a food item.
Plus, there are so many gorgeous designs available to brighten up yours or your kids’ lunches. We love the designs from Aussie business Goldilocks Beeswax Wraps.
(2) Plastic-Free Razor
Have you ever stopped to think about the plastic waste created by disposable razors? Even razors that claim to be more ‘reusable’ with refillable razor heads still include more plastic – and the head can’t actually be easily recycled.
What do you think of when you think of a plastic-free razor? Does an image of a metal safety razor and huge learning curve cross your mind? The idea of traditional metal safety razors probably sounds a bit daunting (or reminds you of your parents or grandparents).
Leaf Shave reinvented the game when it comes to plastic-free razors. They designed and developed a reusable metal razor that functions almost exactly like the disposable razors you’re used to. You simply swap the blades out when needed and use it to shave like your usual razor. They even offer a recycling program to collect and send your blades to be recycled. How great is that?
(3) Bamboo Toothbrush
Think about your plastic toothbrush for a moment. You use your toothbrush everyday, twice a day. Think about how many toothbrushes you have and will go through in your life. That’s a huge amount of plastic waste!
Don’t fret, here’s your simple swap. Make the switch to a bamboo toothbrush – just as effective as your usual toothbrush but a significantly reduced amount of plastic waste ending up in landfill. Ekoroo is an Aussie business that sells bamboo toothbrushes that are raved about!
(4) Reusable Coffee Cup
One of the easiest zero waste swaps you can make is switching to a reusable coffee cup. The hardest part is usually remembering to bring it along when you get a coffee! You can try keeping your cup in the car after washing so you never forget it or setting a reminder on your phone. Some cafes even offer a discount for you if you bring your own cup for your coffee. Even more reason to make the switch and save the planet one coffee at a time. Try Keep Cup, Huskee, Frank Green
(5) Period Swimwear
Swimwear for periods has revolutionised beach and pool days when on your period. No longer spend time sitting on the side lines missing out or fumbling around with a tampon.
Traditional period products for swimming on your period usually mean tampons or menstrual cups, both of which can be invasive, uncomfortable and have a learning curve to get used to. Since they’re single-use, they also quickly end up in landfill and take hundreds of years to break down. Plus, tampons often contain hidden nasties, including bleach and chlorine in the manufacturing process – not chemicals you want in your body!
Finally, we have a period proof product that’s kinder on the planet, stylish and functional. Enter, Azure Belle Period Swimwear. Our period proof swimwear provides one piece and bikini period swimsuits, tops and bottoms for teens and women.
Thoughtfully designed by a woman, for women. We don’t do daggy, our swimwear is discreet, comfy and stylish. If you’re wondering how it works, our Azure InnovSwim Technology is the answer – combined with a snug fit and water repellent fabric to bring you confidence with leak-free swims. Shop now
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Our Azure Belle Australian period swimwear store has a collection of leak-proof period swimwear for teens and women — available for shipping internationally with a huge range of cuts, shapes and sizes. Our eco-friendly, ultra-absorbent period one piece and bikini swimsuits provide stylish and discreet options for all-day wear, so you can swim and enjoy summer under the sun without wondering, ‘eek, was that a leak?’
We love our period swimwear, and we think you will too. Shop now, give them a try, and enjoy total peace of mind with our 100% happiness guarantee!