20 WAYS TO REDUCE WASTE | Easy Sustainable Lifestyle Hacks | Zero Waste for Beginners | The Edgy Veg

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Here are my 20 easy eco-friendly lifestyle hacks for reducing waste in your home. These green tips and tricks will help you live a more green and minimalist lifestyle. A lot of people think that making eco-friendly life changes are expensive and require specialty products. The truth is there are easy and affordable swaps you can make. It is NOT difficult or expensive to be eco friendly.




What we throw out goes back into our food supply. Everything runs in a cycle and mindless consumption is corrupting that cycle. This is not just an environmental issue, it’s a YOU issue. The average American is expected to throw away 90,000 pounds of trash in their lifetime.

Cutting down on plastic is imperative to insuring our wildlife and food supply does not become completely wiped out for future generations. The ocean is a big concern for me with our coral dying all over the planet as plastic whirlpools the size of continent are forming, extinguishing entire species and killing countless marine wildlife. If a washed up whale stomaching 64 pounds of plastic they had digested doesn’t make you sick, I really don’t know what else to say. Hopefully those are enough reasons for you to care, now let’s get into the swaps.



1. WRAPPAS Reusable food wraps:

2. Reusable Swell Water Bottle:

3. KEEPCUP Coffee Cup:

-8oz plastic:
-16oz plastic:
-8oz glass:
-16oz glass:

4. Reusable Glass Straws:

5. Home Cutlery vs Plastic Cutlery:

– Stainless Steel Chopsticks:
– Utility Professional Cutlery 4 Piece Set:

6. Reusable Shopping Bags:

7. Tea Strainer:

8. Bare Bar Soap:

9. Cloth vs paper products:

-Microfiber cloths:

10. Silicone Baking Mats:

11. Make your own Cleaning products:

-Cinnamon Essential Oil:
-Tea Tree Essential Oil:
– Lavender Essential Oil:
-Spray bottle:




12. Dryer Balls:

13. Clean Period:

-Diva Cup:
-THINX Period panties: (GET 20% OFF)

14. Compost Kitchen Catcher:

15. Reusable tupperware:

-Mason Jars:
-Glass Tupperware:
-Lunch boxes:

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7 thoughts on “20 WAYS TO REDUCE WASTE | Easy Sustainable Lifestyle Hacks | Zero Waste for Beginners | The Edgy Veg

  1. Toothbrushes I just recently learned are also flooding the oceans. Since they are heavy plastics they are perfect for long treks in the sea. Switching to a bamboo or compostable toothbrush can save a lot of plastic from landing in the oceans. 🙂 So happy I watched this video. I am doing a lot of these things but I learned a few more that I will be switching over!

  2. I too learned a great deal but now need a tranquiliser… how many words can you SPEAK in one minute? I was 60 ten minutes ago. Now I think I’m 80, have tinnitus and hands a-quiver from back-tracking and saying ‘a WHAT? she aid use a WHAT?’ – rewinding again. No, it wasn’t the moon-cup (I am disgracefully smug to say that I was using one when you were .. 5?) I so wanted to know where what how you have a cute ickel bag with 2 shopping bags the size of sperm whales cunningly tucked away. Did you say its name – did I miss that nano-second in which you listed brand name, manufacturing company, phone numbers websites and the number of stitches in each seam? So tell me please, if you can and it doesn’t break lots of rules and stuff… whilst I, meanwhile, will go and have a nice glass of sherry and a little zizz…. before I watch your millions of truly awesome tips all over again with a shorthand secretary at my side. Thank you.

  3. Hang on. You use a clothes dryer! That is really bad for the environment.
    You dont need a dryer even if you dont have any outdoor space. Get a sturdy shower rail well fixed to the wall in the bathroom, you can hang some things from that, leave the window open, & dont have a shower for 24 hours.
    Get a folding airer, you can hang things on that, put it near a window. Stand it on a table while you are not using the table, things dry faster that way. You can put a square of oilcloth or similar over the back of a chair & drape something there to dry.
    If you dont have any means to spin your clothes it is much harder if you dont have a washing line. Obviously if you have a shower rail over the bath that helps. I have managed for short periods without even that by wringing out clothes as well as possible, rolling up the wet garment with a towel & squeezing it, then putting a plastic bag over the back of a chair & an old newspaper below to catch any drips. Hang the towel over a door to dry. Wash a couple of things each day, dont let it build up & keep the house well aired.
    The art of part washing can help. With a garment that is mostly clean it is possible just to wash off spots & wash the armpits. That will dry much quicker & if you need it really quickly give it an iron & it will be ready to wear very speedily. This saves water and detergent.
    When very broke I managed with just one pair of trousers for ages by ironing them dry. That way I could put them in the wash one evening and iron them ready to wear the next morning.
    If you do have a washing line, its possible to hang out items, that are not really dirty but just need a freshen up, in the rain to wash. I have found this very effective as long as the rain is reasonably heavy and it saves on detergent, power and piped water.

  4. I am 14 years old and I have decided I want to make a change. I am new to your channel as I am just starting to research reducing my waste. I love everything about your channel and videos as you are so open minded to things, and you are very informative. I have noticed that many people seem overly persistent when it comes to reducing waste, and although that can be good, it can seem kind of stuck up in a way. I don’t really know, I ramble a lot. But what I am trying to say is thank you for such an amazing video, and I will try my best to reduce my waste. Taking action is better than not. 🙂

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