Bedroom

Swaps

Here's a list of ideas for your zero waste / sustainable journey. I hope this helps! As a preface:

Clothes
  • Above all else, reduce your consumption and avoid fast fashion.
  • Shop at thrift stores, consignment stores, and used clothing apps like Depop, ThredUp, and Poshmark.
  • If you do buy something new, look for manufactures that offer warranties.
  • As your budget allows, try to opt for quality over quantity.
  • Check out Good on You for brand ratings based on three factors: planet, people, and animals.
  • Opt for natural fibers like cotton, hemp, and tencel over synthetic materials (polyester, nylon, spandex, etc.) which shed plastic fibers into the environment, especially when washing.
  • Donate clothes to thrift stores. If it's too worn out for resale, put it in a fabric recycling bin. These can be found at some recycling centers.
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Door stop

Often made of plastic.

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Mattress
  • At its end-of-life, find a mattress recycling program in your area. Some cities have invested in these public programs for no or low cost.
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Socks
  • Darn (mend) holes in socks to extend their use.
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Underwear
  • At their end-of-life, put them in a fabric recycling bin. These can be found at some recycling centers.
  • When buying new underwear, opt for ethical brands. Check out Good on You for brand ratings.
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