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5 tips to start a low waste / zero waste lifestyle

We're trying to ease into a low waste / zero waste lifestyle. I think it really started, when I moved into the city and started to buy our produce at the local farmer markets all over the city. I felt weird, buying this local, organic food and it all got packed into plastic bags. So when Migros started selling their farbic bags for produce, I changed to them. After that, I saw a lot of little packaging that just gets thrown away so we started to think about where we could get around packaging. This is how we started our way of easing into a low waste lifestyle. Please note, we're far away from only having a mason jar full of a years worth of waste. We felt like it's best to start litte, you can't change our whole life to zero wast from one day to another. We're taking one step at the time. These are our 5 tipps to start your low waste / zero waste lifestyle.

1. Reuse the packaging you buy

The most important thing about low waste / zero waste is reusing the packaging you get while buying per example groceries. Use the jar you get from your pickled onions and store your chillies from the balcony garden of your friend in it.

2. Get a reusable cup if you drink coffee on the go

There are a lot of people who get a coffee to go every morning and every morning there will be a paper cup they throw away. Getting a reusable cup is the best way to prevent this waste. My beautiful cup is from Keep Cup (shop it online at and I got it from John Baker at Helvetiaplatz, Zurich. Even if you're a Starbucks addict and their particular sizes, they've got a huge selection of reusable cups. Und s'Beschte: Starbucks und au anderi Ort (zum Biispiel de John Baker) gäbed 50 Rappe Rabatt wemmer de eiged Bächer bringt.