In recent years, there has been a push toward living a zero-waste lifestyle. The zero-waste movement entails being mindful of what you’re consuming and the waste being produced. For example, something as standard as a household cleaning product could contain wasteful packaging or harsh chemicals that are flushed into our waterways, ultimately harming our marine life while the packaging is sent to a landfill. From cooking in the kitchen to washing our face in the morning, our daily habits could be more sustainable if we are mindful of the waste we generate. Luckily, there are natural solutions available.
Rather than creating wasteful habits by flushing leftovers down the drain, try to be more intentional about what you dispose of. To help, ApartmentGuide created a checklist of items that are likely to clog your pipes or contaminate our waterways that should never put down the drain. Try to be more mindful moving forward. This guide also provides eco-tips to help you break poor habits and move closer to a zero-waste, healthy lifestyle.