- Getting our dish detergent, laundry detergent and hair conditioner bottled refilled at a local Ecostore refill station.
- Intercepting compostibles before the boy puts them in the rubbish and diverting them to the compost bin
- putting empty, clean, bread bags (and other suitable plastic bags) in our reusable shopping bags so they can be used to hold fresh produce items.
- emptying out our plastic-bag-lined indoor rubbish bins into the big rubbish bin (rather than lifting out the bags as well)
- picking up bits of rubbish off the street and putting them into a nearby bin, if there is one.
- avoiding buying stuff we don't need
- eating vegan most breakfasts and lunches (the boy does the dinners and they are usually carnivorous)
- Taking my own containers when I buy my lunch, or eating at the cafe instead of taking away
- saving up for a set of period undies for TLM (who is not yet at the stage of needing them)
- washing my face with bar cleanser
- using cloth napkins instead of paper towels
- trying to use handkerchiefs instead of paper tissues (unless I have a cold and need a LOT)
Next up I am deciding whether to replace disposable pens with pencils or with fountain pens and bottles of ink.
And I still haven't been able to satisfactorily replace my moisturisers with waste-free versions (as it's winter and my eczema-ry skin does best with the petroleum-based stuff with added urea). But I have had good results with basic mango butter + almond oil mixes which I buy in a glass jar. And I may try to do it myself so I don't end up with a ton of glass jars with plastic tops over time.
I also haven't had great luck with bar shampoo yet, but there are quite a few to try so it's only a matter of time (surely!).