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Single-use personal care items like plastic disposable razors, plastic toothbrushes, toilet paper generate a lot of waste in the bathroom. Here is a guide with low waste bathroom swaps to help you create a low waste bathroom.

(1) Bamboo toothbrush

Plastic toothbrushes are devastating to the environment. You dispose of it at the end of its life. A plastic toothbrush takes 400 years to decompose. Swap to using a bamboo toothbrush is a better alternative. It takes only 3 years to decompose. Ensure to remove the nylon bristles before composting the bamboo toothbrush.

(2) Recycled toilet paper

Traditional toilet paper is the most wasteful thing in the bathroom. A roll of toilet paper is usually wrapped in soft plastic packaging. You can go for recycled toilet paper or bamboo toilet paper without plastic packaging to minimize waste.

(3) Metal zero waste safety razor

Disposable plastic razors and shaver heads are big polluters to the environment. You should invest a higher cost to purchase a metal zero waste safety razor for the long term, which lasts so much longer, and its steel blade can also be recycled.

(4) Eco-friendly bamboo cotton buds

Traditional cotton buds have a plastic stick that cannot be recycled. In recent years, they have been replaced by eco-friendly bamboo cotton buds. Bamboo cotton buds are plastic-free and biodegradable. Another alternative is a plastic ear cleaner that is washable and reusable.


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