In our home, we try to limit the trash we sit by the curb as much as possible. Between recycling, reusing, composting, and feeding scraps to animals, we're able to cut our waste tremendously. We then started taking a close look at what non-edible consumables we are buying (things like toilet paper, paper towels, kleenex, and napkins) and seeing what we could replace with reusable products. One day, as I was washing my face and applying toner on one of those little round cotton pads, I realized that they were one of our last non-edible consumable hold-outs. You may use cotton balls instead, but you know the kind of thing I'm talking about. They may be sitting on your bathroom countertop in a cute little holder like this.
To end my use of the disposable cotton pads, I fashioned these little reusable pads that I can just toss into the wash.
I'd love to hear from you:
What non-edible consumable are you still buying and would like an idea about how to replace it with something reusable? Or what non-edible consumable have you quit buying? What did you replace it with?