Welcome to the Norwex Movement

7 Great Ways to Cut Down on Trash


leaf
7 Great Ways to Cut Down on Trash

Check Out These Easy Swaps!

Can one replace 500? It can if you’re talking about using a single reusable cup all year long. Just one reusable cup can replace about 500 paper or foam coffee cups, according to this graphic posted by The Farm Project and Less Plastic.

7 Single Use Swaps Infographic

Five hundred cups may not sound like that big of a deal in the long run, but when you consider that the entire U.S. population alone generates around seven hundred thousand tons of trash—every single day–you start to see how little things really do add up.

What if we all switched to reusable? What kind of difference could that make?

comment_2What reusable items do you love most? Please tell our readers about them in the comments below!

Resources:

Do you avoid single-use plastic whenever possible?

View Results
 
Yes:
 
97%
No:
 
3%
Total Votes:
305
View Poll
16 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Christy Balch
Christy Balch
4 years ago

I have the straws. I reuse plastic containers for leftovers. I am having a really hard time getting away from ziplock bags! Any suggestions? And yes I am trying beeswax wraps but never seen to have enough

Sharon Campese
Sharon Campese
4 years ago
Reply to  Christy Balch

There are washable fabric bags that zip closed and have waterproof liners. I use them all the time. And they come in fun colourful prints.

Jessica Whiteley
Jessica Whiteley
4 years ago
Reply to  Sharon Campese

Where to you find those Sharon?

Sharon Campese
Sharon Campese
4 years ago

I buy them locally. They are made by COLIBRI. You may be able to find them online.

Jessica Whiteley
Jessica Whiteley
4 years ago
Reply to  Christy Balch

Norwex offers silicone lids to cover dishes to help reduce plastic and foil. But yes I agree, ziplocks are a touch one to stop using all together.

Christine
Christine
1 year ago
Reply to  Christy Balch

I wash & reuse my zip lock bags and my veggie zip lock bags!

Christine
Christine
1 year ago
Reply to  Christy Balch

I also use Pyrex glass bowls with lids for left overs it Anchor Hocking; have Grab-It’s I can also use in microwave and glass Pyrex casserole dishes for the oven and enamel roasters too!

Melissa
Melissa
4 years ago

I was at a youth camp last week and was so disturbed at the amount of water bottles being used and discarded!! Next year I’ll encourage the students to bring their own reusable bottles or purchase them myself. A simple, small step that would make a huge difference…

Terri Jensen
Terri Jensen
4 years ago

I love the quote in this graphic, “The people who make the BIGGEST difference are the ones who do the LITTLE things consistently”

Moderator
Admin
Moderator
4 years ago
Reply to  Terri Jensen

Terri, thanks for your comment! We loved it too–it’s all about consistency.

Lindsey Frommeyer
Lindsey Frommeyer
4 years ago

I have the metal straws, reusable grocery bags and I always try to use reusable coffee cups/drinking glasses. I have to admit that I haven’t started using the straws yet; it’s taking some getting used to. Does anyone know where you can get a glass floss container? I’ve never heard of that before.

Mindy Simonson
Mindy Simonson
4 years ago

I love my reusable shopping bags and cups and produce bags even, my problem is remembering to use them. I would like to get better about it. One thing I did when I went shopping yesterday was before I left my house, I grabbed my bags out of the back and put them next to me so I had a better chance of remembering them…I did and didn’t have to use any grocery sacks from the store.

Candi Diepdael
Candi Diepdael
4 years ago

I’ve been using reusable bags/cups for about 15 years & the Norwex toothbrush for about 6 yrs. I’m just starting to use the silicone lids & stainless steel straws; I found them to be a harder habit to break.
I love the quote too!!

Heather Wiese
Heather Wiese
4 years ago

I use glass juice jars for water bottles and quart and pint canning jars for storage of staples. Yes, I still have plastic storage containers for perishables, and I certainly DO NOT reheat food in plastic containers in the microwave.

Anne Birch
Anne Birch
4 years ago

Water bottle and coffee cups, I always bring my own whether traveling around town or taking a plane trip. Easy to pack and use, no excuses!

Christine
Christine
1 year ago

I use a stainless steel H20 bottle, a reusable coffee cup, a reusable cup with lid & straw; I have reusable shopping bags I take on every trip to the store, and use cloth towels instead of paper ones for everything, also have stainless steel straws!