Zero Waste Travel Kit

Travel Kit

It’s time for another trip away, and I’m trying to do it as zero waste as possible. I’m heading to Ireland on Wednesday for a mini break to attend a wedding and visit my boyfriend’s family.

Usually whenever you head through security at the airport you’re met by millions of miniature products that not only cost the same as a standard size product but are so unnecessary.  I try to take the minimal number of products possible and use things which I can just refill or reuse so I don’t create more waste.

So here’s my travel essentials:

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Where To Bulk Buy in Edinburgh | Real Foods

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog about bulk buying in Edinburgh (it’s here if you’d like to see) and I wanted to spread the word about another great place in the city to bulk buy from.

I absolutely love Real Foods. I used to work across the road from one of the stores, so I have spent a lot of lunch breaks trying to pick what kind of vegan chocolate I needed to get me through the rest of the working day.

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Vegan Banana Bread // Plastic Free July

Banana bread is one of those great cakes that you can make with ingredients from your cupboard and now I can bulk buy vegan chocolate chips, the recipe is zero waste too. It’s also a great way to use up any bananas that are too ripe too eat so you don’t end up with food waste.

I made this cake last night and as you can see from the photo I’ve already eaten about a third of it which can only be a sign that it tastes good. It’s really quick and easy to make and you don’t need any fancy food processors or equipment.

 

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My Zero Waste Bathroom // Plastic Free July

Happy Plastic Free July!

I hope that you’re all enjoying the challenge of trying to cut ditch single-use plastics and look for zero waste alternatives.

Of all the rooms in my flat, my bathroom is definitely the most zero waste. It was the first area of my life that I really tackled, and I’m proud that it’s a plastic free zone. So I thought I would share the products I use to inspire you to make some plastic free swaps this month.

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Where To Bulk Buy in Edinburgh | The New Leaf Co-op

Want to know where to bulk buy in Edinburgh?

Well The New Leaf Co-op has all your zero waste needs.

I discovered this shop last year, and these days I can often be found there scooping chickpeas into jars and looking at all the shelves of spices.

The store is open from Monday to Saturday and is the best place in Edinburgh to buy in bulk. The shop sells loose fruit and veg, bread without packaging, and lots of bulk foods including grains, pulses, pasta, spices, herbs, dried fruit, cleaning products, and they have a nut butter machine!!

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Zero Waste Mascara

My makeup bag is probably one of the areas of my life that isn’t very zero waste. If you know me well then you’ll know I don’t wear much makeup anyway, but one of my must-have items is mascara. I was previously using drugstore mascara which came in a plastic bottle, but since it ran out a few weeks ago, I decided it was time to find a zero waste alternative.

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