Now more than ever it is so important to ensure we are doing our best to keep our environmental impact to a minimum. We want to ensure that the beautiful flora and fauna are here for many generations to enjoy, however, it can sometimes be easier said than done. Going zero waste is a process and mindset that takes time. Whether you are just starting your zero waste journey or you have already started the process. Here are a few things you can implement to ensure you are doing your part to reshape history. 

Let’s break it down by room and function: 

KITCHEN 

There are so many awesome ways to make a kitchen more sustainable. One major swap is to start by getting rid of any plastic. This means swapping plastic Tupperware (once it’s no longer usable) for glass containers, or swapping single-use plastic storage bags for a silicone alternative. Also, consider ending the use of throw-away paper towels in favor of reusable towels or cloths. Each step is small, but it goes a long way towards creating a new habit. Once you have made the swap, not only will your kitchen look better without plastic and paper towels, but it will also feel greener, too.

Some of our favourite swaps are: 

BATHROOM

A bathroom is a place that quickly accumulates lots of rubbish and lots of plastic. Some good swaps to consider are natural plastic-free toothpaste, bamboo toothbrushes, shampoo bars, and reusable face rounds or cloths. 

Some of our favourites are:

CLEANING 

A clean home certainly feels good, but is it good for us, too? We don’t often consider the ingredients in our cleaning products that can be toxic to us and the environment in the long run. Luckily, there are amazing brands that are revolutionizing green cleaning and packaging, helping us to bring less trash to the landfill.

Some of your favourite swaps are: 

Some other great tips to make your home more sustainable are:

Install window dressings

Homemakers often think of window dressings as tools to keep out the light or provide privacy, but you’ll be surprised at how effective blinds and curtains can be as tools to keep out harsh sun and cold temperatures. A sheer curtain is super effective at diffusing harsh light while reducing the heat inside; while in colder temperatures a block-out blind or curtain works wonders to keep the cold air at bay.

Install ceiling fans in all rooms

To live in any home without ceilings fans is a struggle. Recently, the older fans in our home have stopped spinning beyond level one, making them completely ineffective. The thing is, without the ceiling fans working there is nothing to service the in-between temperatures. 

Invest in energy-efficient light bulbs

Although energy-efficient light bulbs have been in existence for a good number of years now, it’s only in the last few years that the general public have started to become more educated about their effectiveness and how they can save money around the home.

Installing solar panels on your home

For any home wanting to become eco-friendly, solar panels are an essential feature. They are a long-term investment, and although there will be an initial layout of money, in the long term you could potentially save more money than you spend.

Insulate your home properly

A well-insulated home holds in heat properly, meaning that it’ll take less energy to keep reheating your living space when you need to. It’s one of the smartest ways to save money.

We hope these tips and simple swaps will help you on your sustainability journey. Remember it is a slower process, and good things take time! 



TAYLAH ANTONIOLLI – MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
07 3202 3040
A go getter and doer, Taylah is a no excuses, get the job done kind of girl. With a strong work ethic and high attention to detail, Taylah is happy to help out wherever she can. Armed with a degree in business specialising in marketing and public relations Taylah brings fresh ideas and innovation to the iThink team.
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