5 Powerful Reasons to Choose Zero-Waste Personal Care

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If one of your goals is to decrease your carbon footprint and care for the environment, you might feel overwhelmed with everything you could possibly do. 

One simple way to work toward this goal is to choose zero-waste personal care products. This is an easy swap that feels good and creates a positive ripple effect. In this post, we’ll explore what zero-waste products are and how they can impact your life — and the planet.

The Meaning of Zero-Waste Living

If you’ve been involved in sustainable living for a while, you’ve probably heard the term “zero-waste” used a lot. But if you’re new to the eco-friendly scene, you might not be sure exactly what it means. 

Zero-waste refers to products, activities, or choices that reduce waste. Ideally, zero-waste means not sending anything to the landfill. Many people who try to live zero-waste avoid things like single-use plastics or other unsustainable materials.

In reality, it’s almost impossible to live a completely zero-waste life — but the steps we take to reduce our waste still matter.

Zero-Waste Living Without the Stress

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Instead of stressing yourself out about not being perfect, focus on the small things at first. As you slowly change parts of your routine, your impact grows. It’s amazing how quickly you can reduce your waste!

Some of the initial things people think of are reusable bags, straws, or water bottles. And that’s a great place to start. 

You can also make a huge difference is by swapping to zero-waste personal care products. Since they’re part of your everyday life, these little changes add up fast.

Why Do Zero-Waste Personal Care Products Matter?

Take a moment to think about all the personal care products you use on a daily or weekly basis. For most people, this includes things like:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Face Wash

And the list goes on. Conventional products come in plastic bottles that may or may not be recycled. Plus they’re often made with ingredients that can be harmful to you and to our environment. 

Even switching to one or two zero-waste products is a big step toward making your home more sustainable.

5 Powerful Reasons to Choose Zero-Waste Personal Care Products

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There are so many ways zero-waste living can benefit you and our planet. Here are just a few of our favorites.

1. You reduce plastic pollution. 

All the bottles, tubs, and tubes add to plastic waste. And plastic can take centuries to break down — creating pollution and harming wildlife. Some sources estimate that over 10 million tons of plastic leak into the ocean every year.1

Our zero-waste products don’t contain any plastic —ever. When you’re finished with them, there’s no waste left over. Some zero-waste items come in compostable/recyclable packaging (like ours!). Others come in reusable containers that you can repurpose around the house. 

Switching to zero-waste products helps you cut down on pollution. Over time, you can keep dozens of bottles out of the landfill. And as an added bonus, zero-waste products add to the natural beauty of your home instead of cluttering it with more plastic.

2. You’re paving the way for future generations.

Every generation builds on the foundation of the one before. Unfortunately, the next generations may face big challenges — like increasing plastic and air pollution.2 

When you strive to create less waste, you help create a brighter future for everyone who comes after you. And you never know how your impact may spread. Your example could influence friends, family, or even complete strangers to live more sustainably.

We have our eyes on the horizon of a sustainable future. That’s why we make our products locally with eco-friendly materials — and reduce waste in every part of the process. 

3. You have more peace of mind.

Finding what you need in a big-box store can feel intimidating. Especially if you’re on a crowded aisle trying to choose a product for the first time. 

When you see a product on the shelf, it’s hard to know where it came from, how it was made, and if it’s actually good for you. And reading an ingredients list can feel like a college chemistry lesson!

Our zero-waste products are made responsibly, with simple, sustainable ingredients. We’re a small family-owned business and we take the time to do things right. We want you to know exactly what you’re bringing into your home so you can have more peace of mind.

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4. You join a thriving community. 

More and more people are aware of the need for sustainable choices. All around the world, communities are coming together. With the internet, those communities can even span continents. 

Having a group of people with similar goals can help you stay inspired. Our Silver Falls Sustainability Co. family has grown over the years to include thousands of amazing, conscious people who want to make a difference. 

A few ways to join our community are:

  • Sign up for our email newsletter to stay updated
  • Follow us on Instagram @sfsustainable 
  • Reach out to us by email so we can get to know you
  • Talk with your family and friends about your zero-waste goals 

When we join forces, we can do amazing things. Our efforts to live zero-waste are easier and more impactful when we work together. 

5. You’re creating a healthier world and a healthier you. 

Routines help us manage our time and simplify our lives. Adding in small zero-waste choices to your daily routines can help you feel better — and make the world better, too. 

One thing that led us to create our own products was a battle with cancer. We realized how precious health is. So we wanted to make sure we promoted good health for ourselves and the planet with everything we used. 

Something as simple as using a natural shampoo bar can make a meaningful difference. Zero-waste products help you keep harmful ingredients out of your home. And they keep harmful pollution out of our water and environment.

Silver Falls Sustainability Co. Products Are 100% Zero-Waste

We would love to be part of your zero-waste journey. You can feel good about every SFSC product you use from start to finish. Here are a few things we never use in our products:

  • Plastic
  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Harsh cleansers
  • Irritating chemical ingredients

Instead, we choose: 

  • Sustainable packaging
  • Gentle yet effective cleansers
  • Nourishing natural oils
  • Plant-derived scents
  • Long-lasting natural formulas

And we’re always here to answer any questions you have about our products. You can email us at support@sfsustainable.com or comment below and we will be happy to help!

Care for Yourself & for the Earth 

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Are you ready to take the next step in your quest to live more sustainably? Choosing zero-waste personal care products is a great way to begin. 

Caring for yourself and the planet feels good — and it can be surprisingly easy.

You can get the ball rolling by:

  • Shopping our selection of plastic-free, zero-waste products here
  • Checking out our guide for choosing your first shampoo bar
  • Joining our Instagram community by following us @sfsustainable

We can’t wait to hear about where your journey takes you! 

Sources: 

  1. Open Edition Journal
  2. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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