Why I Decided to Ditch Plastic and Live a Sustainable Lifestyle

Raise your hand if you’ve recently used a plastic product or two, such as a plastic water bottle, plastic wrap, or plastic grocery bags. Now raise your hand if you felt a little guilty about using these products, but found them to be the most convenient in the moment. (I’ve been there too, no judgment!) 

But what if I told you that there are practical and stylish eco-friendly products out there designed for every part of your daily routine? And that by simply swapping out your single-use plastic products with eco-friendly ones, you would reduce waste in your life, make a positive environmental impact, and improve your own health?

Once I discovered Net Zero Company, I was finally able to end my lifelong “relationship” with plastic. (Best breakup ever.) This conscious brand of reusables is helping me live (and enjoy) a more sustainable lifestyle — and with their array of home, kitchen, bathroom, and on-the-go products, you can too. 

Small Steps Toward Big Change

Busy days leave little time to make thoughtful choices about the products you purchase. And let’s face it: plastic is everywhere. When you’re doing last-minute grocery shopping (and you just want to get home…) plastic products seem like the easiest option, especially because they’re right in front of you.

Like you, I struggled with the role that single-use plastic played in my life. And once I took a long, hard look at the devastating impact of plastic on the environment and my health (i.e. it’s estimated that 8.3 BILLION plastic straws pollute our world’s beaches), I decided to make a change — and that started with reducing waste in my own life, little by little. 

What You’ll Find at Net Zero Company

Because of the prevalence of plastic, I always assumed that “living without it” would be difficult. But thanks to Net Zero’s wide variety of practical, stylish products, committing to sustainability has proved to be an easy, empowering lifestyle change that I look forward to continuing. 

Believe it or not, grocery shopping and household chores are enjoyable when you know you’re doing good for yourself and the environment. From my reusable tote bag to my stainless steel straws (which my friends and family also love), my life without excess plastic has proved that anyone is able to make a positive impact. (Did I mention that Net Zero even uses plastic-free shipping with 100% biodegradable packaging?!) 

Here are the kinds of products you can expect when you browse their site:

Kitchen & Dining

  • Reusable Kitchen Towels
  • Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps
  • Stainless Steel Straws
  • Plant-Based Cleaning Brush Set

Personal Care

  • Bamboo Toothbrush With Charcoal Bristles
  • Double Edge Safety Razor With Bamboo Handle
  • Zero Waste Tinted Lip Balm
  • Bamboo Cotton Rounds with Laundry Bag and Travel Pouch

Cleaning

  • Laundry Detergent Strips
  • Stainless Steel Kitchen Compost Container
  • Straw Cleaning Brush
  • Wool Dryer Balls

Grocery Shopping

  • Canvas Tote Bag with Side Panels and Pocket
  • Linen Bread Loaf Bags
  • Net Zero Shop & Store Set
  • Cotton Mesh Reusable Produce Bags with Wood Toggles

Ditch Plastic and Reap the Health Rewards

Did you know that many of the chemicals found in household cleaning, personal cleaning, and beauty products are bad for your health? (No thank you.) In all honesty, making the switch to natural products felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders — by reducing the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in my home, I’ve created a healthier environment for myself and my family. 

Not to mention, working toward eco-living and building self-reliance has reduced stress in my daily life (yes, it’s possible!) which has led to a variety of health improvements including better sleep.

Plus, with every purchase you make, Net Zero helps plant trees through their partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, an organization dedicated to reversing deforestation in poverty-stricken countries. When all is said and done, doing the right thing for yourself, your family, and the environment creates a happier, healthier world for all. 

Incorporating Net Zero’s reusable products into my routine has improved my life in several ways — and I’m confident that a commitment to sustainability will do the same for you.