It’s that time of year again! As the cherry on top of an ice-cream-sundae of a year, I’m hosting a big giveaway full of zero waste goodies. Are you ready to enter and possibly win over £150 worth of prizes?
Whether you’re an aspiring plastic reducer, or a zero waste expert, this hamper will make a worthy addition to the way you reduce your impact. I’ve selected some of the most innovative products that I use around my home to include, and have Atlas & Ortus, Eco Coconut, The Humble Co., Percol, Intimina and Steamer Trading to thank for kindly gifting all these prizes.
Why I Love Zero Waste
Over the last few years, I’ve been really inspired by the zero waste movement. My first glimpse into it came from reading Bea Johnson’s book, Zero Waste Home, back in 2016. It was one those books that really makes you want to take action – and so, I started implementing ways to reduce my waste at home.
For those of you unfamiliar with zero waste, it all hinges on the five r’s:
By following this simple mantra when contemplating new items, I’ve been able to reduce my waste considerably. I would consider my outlook to be zero waste, however two years and three house moves later, and I’m still not quite there. Leading a busy life makes for less mindful decisions, and I’ll still have a meal deal, or even a ready meal on occasion.
My day-to-day shopping habits have changed for the better though. I’ve been able to find places local to me that sell produce without plastic and I always carry around a reusable coffee cup and cutlery. I look for lifetime guarantees and enjoy shopping at places like BuyMeOnce, who only sell truly durable items.
What’s Included in the Hamper…
It’s only fitting that this year’s giveaway combines good products with a good impact. Over the last few years, I’ve switched to using a menstrual cup, storing my food in beeswax wrap, and brushing my teeth with compostable brushes. I have two reusable coffee cups – a KeepCup for my backpack and a Stojo for my handbag – and I won’t leave the house without a tote bag or two.
All these changes feel incredibly normal to be now – they’re just new habits! It’s why I hope this giveaway will help one lucky ready to do the same. Here’s what’s in the hamper:
How to Enter the Giveaway
To enter my big zero waste hamper giveaway, please make sure:
- You reside in the UK
- You’re over 18
- You want to reduce your waste!
The giveaway will be open for two weeks, closing at Midnight GMT on Wednesday 19th December 2018. Best of luck!