The Ultimate Guide to a Plastic Free Bathroom

May 28, 2019
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The ultimate guide to a plastic free bathroom

Going zero waste in your bathroom can take a bit of work but it’s where a lot of waste can be found and significantly reduced. We list all your options here, the facts, and extra tips .

Things to remember

Slowly replace

You don't need to (and shouldn't!) go out and buy everything new right now. As items reach end of life or fail to be useful, you can decide if they're still needed and replace them with a sustainable & ethical version.

Lifecycle

When we buy goods we need to think about their life overall. For example, how often will these need washing (as that is also a lot of energy). What will I do with them at end of life? How long should these last? How often will I be replacing them? What maintenance do they require?

Budget

Ethical goods are more expensive; they have to be as ethical jobs aren't cheap. Sustainable materials & methods of making are also more expensive. Items in this space are therefore pricier but choosing the right ones means they will should last longer or be better for you (and definitely our environment and other peoples lives). We understand this isn't accessible to everyone (including us!) so DIY versions and our tips also help with budgets.

Care

The better we care for our goods, produce and resources the longer we can extend their life and the less resources we use overall. We need materialism to mean caring deeply for our materials, their quality and the craft required to make them, rather than caring about the quantity we have of them or the status it brings us.

Palm oil free

Wherever possible we choose palm oil free products. There is rarely any true sustainable palm oil (with a few small exceptions) and it is very hard to verify and determine currently. We don't simply replace this with as bad or worse options; we analyze for the better option overall.

Vegan

Veganism is complex and it is impossible to be truly vegan (our homes & the items in it likely displaced & killed animals as a start), but pretty much all the products we recommend are vegan and always cruelty free. Occasionally something will include sustainable beeswax or ethical wool. We will make a note if an item is not vegan.

Packaging

As much as possible we ensure the packaging is plastic free and we have ordered from most of the recommended businesses but as packaging can change and companies do what they can, we highly recommend always reading up about the packaging on their site and contacting them if you can't find information about it.

Ethical Labor

We care deeply about ethical labor. So much that we've got dedicated sections on our site for it. As much as possible we check other business practises before recommending them (and always before ordering) and we try to avoid China items that have been rebranded. Please do your own research before purchasing and don't be afraid to ask questions.

Accessibility & Respect

Not everyone needs to reduce their waste; their are many cultures, peoples and places in the world that already live very harmoniously and sustainably with the environment. This guide is aimed at all of us who could do with reducing our waste whilst also recognising that it is not always possible whether that's due to economic circumstances or accessibility. Reduce, refuse & do what you can, as best as you can.

Low waste

The majority of nearly everything is not really zero-waste. At some point upstream, it's likely it had components of waste involved in the lifecycle. We use the term zero-waste as it's easy to recognize but in reality we're all moving toward less waste, not zero. Our consumption is based on our individual choices that we can often control, but companies need to be much more responsible and ethical. Please advocate as much as you can for the reduction of upstream waste too.

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Haircare, shaving, washing

In the shower

Possibly the best time of the day? But the biggest debate of all, morning or evening? Night time wins out this way (who doesn’t love going to bed feeling warm and fresh!). Either way you can make your time even better by being kind to the environment and not creating all that extra waste.

Shampoo & conditioner

Fact: According to Johnson & Johnson 552 million plastic bottles from personal care head to landfill in the States each year if not recycled.

Our favorite shampoo comes from the good team over at Friendly Soap. The Printed Peanut used to package these delightfully with custom illustrations in paper so that’s what we have in our Bathroom kits. Beauty Kubes have the best conditioner (and they’re in high demand!). Ethique bars are another favorite of ours and these provide an exceptional organic selection. If you’re looking for an in-store option near you, Lush has great bars but they do often come with palm oil which we avoid. Plaine Products make shampoos & conditioners in recyclable bottles that are to be returned and refilled on a subscription basis. Seed Phytonutrients make shower-friendly paper bottle using 100% recycled and recyclable material and they’re available at Sephora too (plastic lid area though). Play around with trying homemade hair rinses too if that makes sense for you. There is also the no ‘poo method. It’s not for us all the time (we all seem to have fairly difficult-to-manage hair except for John!) but others adore this.

Razors

Fact: The EPA estimates 2 billion single-use plastic razors are thrown away each year. (source)

Plastic razors usually come in a plastic package and each month it means plastic heads straight to landfill. An alternative is going back to what we used to used to do! A safety razor is made of metal and only the small metal blade needs swapping out. We love the razors from Parkers as they’re budget friendly and look beautiful (that’s why we have them in our bathroom kits too). Another good option is Merkur Solingen. If you do absolutely need a plastic razor for your needs we suggest getting one from a subscription like Harry’s or the Dollar Shave Club. They will send you a handle and then each month you’ll receive new blades in a card box package. Of course the blades are still plastic and they still come in a plastic tray but it’s better than the option at the shops.

Note: We also fully support just shaving less and reassessing why you shave in the first place; we all grew up in a society where women are taught to shave pretty much everywhere, and men learn to erase hair from their faces. When you travel we generally all shave way less so feel free to incorporate that into your daily life. You do you!

Body wash & soap
Our body soap also comes from the team at Friendly Soap packaged by The Printed Peanut. Many local bulk-stores also have soap available that you can fill your jar up with but remember to check ingredients as these vary greatly. We also love the soap from Nuddy and Wild Sage in the UK and Little Seed Farm in the States. In Australia, these tick the boxes. These are lots of small, creative businesses producing stunning soaps with all natural ingredients so have a look around and support a small business in your area.

Soap Bag
Our soap bags are made from a blend of hemp and lyocell or cotton depending on availability. One soft smooth side, one exfoliating side. Perfect for popping in your soap and washing with it (and saving the ends). 

Soap Dish
You can get a wooden, ceramic, bamboo or blended corn starch dishes on the market. We like these and these recycled ones. There are also soap mats like this one made from coconut husk. Apparently if you’re a millionaire you can buy stone ones like this.

Shower pouf
Puff or pouf? Whatever you fancy these net balls that are great for soap lathering are always made from plastic. The plastic accumulates dirt and is a breeding sponge for bacteria. We’ve got all natural ones made from a combination of sustainable hemp and either lyocell or cotton depending on availability. They’re a bit different to the net exfoliated but we think they’re much more luxurious and kinder to our skins. You can purchase them individually or as part of our bathroom kit.

Shower curtain
We say go without these where it makes sense (maybe you can get a glass sheet installed for permanence if you need something?) but if you’re looking to replace your plastic one there are some options on the market! The best of these are made from hemp like this one and these from Rawganique.

Shower floor mat
We really advocate just going a la naturale with the floor if you can or popping a towel down but if you need something try a reclaimed wood or bamboo board for outside the shower. You can get adventurous and try something like this too. If you need a grip mat for inside the shower or bath, there are natural rubber (not plastic rubber) ones available on the market like this – try and see if these are sustainably made and don’t have a plastic backing on them. 

Extra triple bonus tip for in the shower: Get your pipes checked! If your shower is leaking you may be losing hundreds of litres of water.

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With a little extra

At the sink

Toothbrushes are the easiest place to start in the bathroom so start there! Kids think it’s great fun too. 

Toothbrushes

Fact: 2 billion toothbrushes end up in our oceans and landfill every year. (source)

Bamboo can be used unsustainably but in this case it’s a pretty simple, non chemical use! Unfortunately the bristles on nearly every plastic free bamboo toothbrush out there are still not compostable as they’re made from nylon so you’ll need to cut off the head or tweeze these out before composting (you can simply dig the rest into the ground). There are a couple of options on the market for compostable bristles but these aren’t vegan or only last a maximum of a month (thereby regularly needing new handles). We’re big fans of the mission behind Humble Co who support dentistry projects in developing countries. They do kids sizes too. If you prefer a bit of luxury there are some ceramic handles with replaceable heads that will do the job too and you don’t need a new handle each time then.

Toothpaste
This is probably one of the more hotly contested products in the zero-waste world! If you’d like to stick with what you know then we recommend David’s toothpaste. It’s in a tube, without most of the nasties, and made from recyclables other than the lid which is plastic. For a lower waste version there are tooth tablets where you crunch, foam and use. We think some of the best on the market are Crush & Brush and Bite. There are also a wide array of pastes and powders which require more of an adjustment. We’re less fans of these but others swear by them so you can try Love Beauty Foods and Georganics. You can also make your own tooth powder using a recipe like this. This all comes down to personal preference so try them until you land on your favorite!

Mouthwash
You can make your own recipe of mouthwash fairly simply like this one or this one. Save all the glass bottles, shipping and ordering nuisance! If you do really want to buy something, Sephora stocks these from Italy.

Floss
We’re all about minimizing products in the bathroom but if you’re a floss user these can be plastic free! Try these in the UK, these in Australia, or these everywhere else.

Cotton tips / earbuds / Qtips
Most people don’t realize these little sticks are mostly made from plastic and end up on our beaches everywhere (and infamously with this seahorse). Hydrophil and Green Kind covers your swaps for these.

Shaving cream
Multiple functionalities for products are the best so we recommend using your face or body soap for this one. Most shaving creams are marketing nonsense anyway. Save the money and the waste! If you would like something more specific try these DIY recipes (particularly useful for those with facial hair). If you do really want to buy or gift something, Kairn does lovely shaving oils and kits. 

Nail brush / scrubber
We’re not sure why these ever became plastic other than cheapness but the traditional wooden ones are so much stronger, nicer to hold and let’s face it, much better looking in the bathroom too. Fendrihan has a great selection.

Condoms
Most people keep their condoms in the bathroom and we’re here to tell you we no of no plastic free options for these yet (due to laws and regulations). One of your best options of the bunch though is Sustain. They’re fair trade, transparent supply chains and without all the nasty chemicals. L Condoms are also a great option (they partner with development organizations to support women and HIV/AIDS prevention). 

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The good stuff

Skin & hair care

We know this gets personal for everybody and every hair and skin type is different so we encourage you to play with brands and make your own to figure out the best natural & waste free options for you.

Skin care

Fact: According to the Environmental Working Group, women use an average of 12 products a day, which adds up to 168 chemicals per day, while men on average use 85 chemicals per day. (Source)

Your skin type might need a whole lot of stuff or none at all. Most skin care however comes in plastic tubes and cylinders.  This brand in Europe do a delightful facial cleansing bar. Sister & Skin Co have this cleaning oil in glass. Kairn has a lovely range in glass beautifully branded. One of our favorites, Meow Meow does this spot serum. SW Basics, a bit of a cult brand in the States, does a number of plastic free items like this toner and cleanser. Raw Elements does a tinted moisturizer in a tin. Jump onto the Hello Glow blog for a gazillion easy to make, natural recipes for your skin (and hair) care.

Dry shampoo
Don’t buy this stuff! It’s so easy to make at home. Simply use corn flour or arrowroot powder, mix it with cocoa powder for a darker color, and brush it in your hair with an old (clean) makeup brush. We keep ours in a little container so you can dip in and travel with it everywhere.

Hair treatments
You’ll need to shop around for these too depending on your hair type if you need something specific but as a start we like Alchemy Oils for hair remedies. A middle option is something like this leave-in moisturiser from Seed that is made from a paper recyclable bottle but has a plastic lid.

Hairbrushes & combs
We have a brush brand we love in our kits but other options are this popular by Bass (they also do combs) and these by Bodecare. We hear these Tans Wood combs are great too.

Hair ties
There aren’t many plastic free hair ties on the market but you can snag yourself one (pun intended!) with Kooshoo. Scrunchies are making a comeback too like these linen ones.

Body lotion / moisturizer
Coconut oil is our go-to as it lasts forever and has nothing else in it. For everything else there are some gorgeous brands doing good natural works. You can also get o moisturizer in a stick like this one. This US basics brand does this one too (but you can easily make it). Body moisturizer is also a great one for making yourself at home (and for saving jars to gift to friends). You can try this one for the face, this one or this one.

Deodorant
We absolutely adore the plastic free deodorant from Meow Meow Tweet – we think it is definitely the best on the market (and why we have it in our bathroom kit!). Human Kind also produce these which are made in refillable containers that are guaranteed for life. Some people also find brushing on bicarb soda or baking powder works just fine and there are also other simple DIY recipes like this one.

Waxing
For a waste free experience you can do a homemade sugar waxing session; try this sugar wax method. 

Makeup

Fact: 120 billion units of packaging are produced every year by the global cosmetics industry, most of which isn’t recyclable. (source)

We could do a whole huge guide about plastic free, vegan, palm oil free makeup without animal testing (needs to tick a lot of boxes!) so for now we’ll say do your research and see if you can reduce your makeup collection over time as products run out. For brands, start with Kjaer Weis (all organic, naturals with refills), Zao (made in bamboo packaging with refills), Elate (also vegan, cruelty free and a fantastic website), Tata Harper (glass), Antonym and Besame for mascara cake. RMS does sets in glass and metal and is available in Mecca and Sephora. Zerowaste mascara is a whole other ball game but this small business is trying to do everything right too. As for a makeup remover, coconut oil. Buy a glass jar and it will last you month and months. Simply wipe some onto your face with a reusable face wipe and gently rub over your lashes for mascara. It removes the heaviest of makeup in a flash. Splash, dry and you’re set.

Makeup brushes

Surprisingly to most, many makeup tools are made from animals hairs and plastic handles. The vegan versions are made with synthetic brush fibres which are plastic and not biodegradable or compostable. If you know of a brand that fits the bill on everything, let us know! So they’re often not perfect as most still use synthetic bristles but try these from Elate and So Eco.

Face wipes

Fact: Face wipes can take over 100 years to biodegrade.

We’ve got these covered for you made from a blend of hemp and cotton or lyocell depending on available. Ours are square to reduce the fabric waste that circles create and they’re bigger so they don’t need to go in the wash so often. One side is soft and luxurious, the other is a gentle exfoliator. You can also mix a little witch hazel or aloe with your favorite oil (i.e. coconut, jojoba or safflower) and use this as your makeup remover with the wipes. Easy!

Nail polish

Most nail polish bottles still test on animals (so aren’t cruelty free), aren’t vegan and have plastic lids. Zao, Habit and Sienna Byron Bay are much better brands. We’d recommend just using old scrap fabrics when removing your varnish but if you want to buy something you can use our face wipes. Mark one for this purpose!

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Our hemp face wipes

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At the toilet

Talking about toilets isn’t really sexy until you head out into the wild for a weeks and realize how much you miss yours. Our tips below offer a few ways you can save your waste in the toilet too. Did you know that Dutchies are quite snobby about their toilet paper (we promise we’ve been given permission to be allowed to say this, it’s Lis’ home country!)? The Netherlands therefore has figured out how to extract this high quality paper from the waste and build roads and other constructions from it (more here). 

Toilet paper
It’s not secret that we love Who Gives a Crap (you’ll received $10 credit to use on your first order). They build toilets across the developing world and this is really needed. Lis used to work in education projects and one of the key issues for girls education is no toilets. It’s also really helpful with family hygenie and women’s men This will gross some people out but you can also buy reusable cloths for toilet paper instead if you really want to be waste free! 

Try a bidet!
You don’t need any toilet paper if you have a bidet! Popular with the Europeans, particularly in places like Italy, and South East Asians, this trend somehow didn’t really make it everywhere else out in the big wide world. You can buy a bidet attachment for your toilet like this one or this one from Hello Tushy which somehow makes toilets fun.

Plastic free periods
This will need a whole guide to itself too but for now, know that there are numerous options and that if you can’t find plastic free tampons it’s pretty much because they don’t exist. Health regulations stipulate that each has to be wrapped in a hygienic wrapper and only the applicators can be wrapped with paper. It’s not you, it’s them. Instead of tampons and pads thought you can wear a cup. Like this one, or this one (the branding wins!), or this one, or this one. Period underwear has also made it big. Thinx and Dear Kates lead the way. Washable pads are also making a comeback like Hannah Pads and Luna Pads

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The beautiful bidet attachments by Hello Tushy

No robots yet

Cleaning supplies

Cleaning your bathroom is a drag (seriously, there is surely nobody in the world who enjoys doing this right?). The less products in your bathroom, along with some smart storage means you’ll hopefully have to clean less too. Send us a picture of your zero-waste space if it helps you get the job done this weekend! Tag us on the ‘gram we’d love to see it.

Toilet cleaner
This blog walks you through a homemade recipe for your own toilet cleaning bombs or you can buy them plastic free in places like this or this. Bombs away for fresh, sparkling toilets!

Toilet cleaning brush
There are lots of plastic free toilet brushes on the market these days such as this one or this one for Australian homes, this one in the UK, this one in the States and this one globally.

Cleaning spray
The cheapest & easiest method is to grab your cleaning spray bottle (preferably a glass one) and fill it with vinegar, lemon and a few dried herbs or essential oils for scent. Then, get spraying! Check out the Hello Glow blog for hundreds of amazing homemade cleaning recipes for every corner of your bathroom (and more). Hot tip? Those old bamboo toothbrushes are perfect for cleaning hard to reach places and grout before you compost them.

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Our amber glass cleaning spray bottle
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Bathroom cleaning courtesy of the Hello Glow blog

Low waste can still be high luxury

In the bath

We shouldn’t be taking baths every day (or even multiple times a week) but baths are a luxury we love and they can easily be without waste (outside of the water usage). 

Bath bombs & soaks
Wonderful small businesses also make delicious soaks and bombs like this one (Australia), this one (USA) and this one (UK). Lush also have great bath bombs (check for palm oil) and Neal’s Yard have this bath oil in glass. Our favorite method though is to buy epson salts in one of our produce bags at the bulk food store and pour those into the bath with some bicarb soda. Silky smooth skin and good for the muscles to soak in! You can also add a bag of oats (these ones work great for that too) for a milk bath and let the oats soften your skin.

Plastic free candles
Most baths aren’t complete without them! These days you can buy tealight holders that are reusable until they accidentally break (unlike the little flimsy ones packed in plastic from the store) and you can buy naked tealights (not vegan due to beeswax) that pop into them. There are even very luxurious ones like this and Etsy is full of beautiful ones. Otherwise, your lovely local candles will work on the edge of baths and you can shop for them in accordance with your values (beeswax or not, soy or a blend, coconut wax etc). Bon Lux also do these small babies in tins. We’re also big fans of Rewined candles that use recycled wine bottles to make theirs. Looking for more holders you can make yourself? This blog covers a few great ideas. 

Body scrubs
These are another one of those items that are delightful to make yourself (and make for great gifts to friends too). Throw in some natural salts and coconut oil and you’re already half way there. Coffee grinds work well too and it’s a great way to use them up. Plus many commercial scrubs are these ingredients you can make at home. We also appreciate the many businesses creating luxury scrubs with natural ingredients like this one (UK) and this one (USA). Your local zero-waste store might also have a beautiful option available.

Shower pouf
We’ve got all natural ones made from a combination of sustainable hemp and either lyocell or cotton depending on availability.

Bathrobes
Time in the bathroom may mean the wearing of a bathrobe (it is one of our secret adult pleasures on team N&E!). We have robes made from recovered linens redirected from landfill. If you’re looking for a new one avoid synthetic materials and go with linen or hemp which out perform cotton for the environment.

Bath caddy / tray
Look we never really understood these until Lis needed to work one late weekend night…and figured, why not do it in the bath? A wooden board kept for recycling sufficed just fine and taking a slat off a wide palette for this works a treat. You can also purchase a lovely handcrafted wooden tray to suit your needs because most people aren’t crazy and prefer wine, an iPad and chocolate on their tray instead. Etsy has a great lineup here (some from reclaimed wood which would be ideal).

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The bath of all our dreams
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Our bathroom kits are beautifully designed in an ocean theme (one of the things we’re trying to protect!). Use them to start your plastic free bathroom journey or gift them to friends and family.

Our bathroom kits include a number of our own handmade items and our favorites from other small businesses. Teaming up with them makes the kits the best they possibly can be full of the highest quality and sustainability and gives you time to play with different brands and options.

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Some more tips

Water saving

Place a bucket in the shower and let the water fill it up (whilst not using any chemical soaps or shampoos) and then use this water for the garden. And time your showers or use a water saving head. We all love our showers, but less than 10 minutes please (5 or fewer would be ideal)!

If it's yellow, let it mellow

This approach isn’t for everyone but if you’re serious about conserving water, then try this method (it’ll save you money too).

Low flow toilets

The average person flushes about 5 times per day and toilets can absolutely guzzle water each time. Getting a low flush toilet helps to significantly reduce your water footprint.

rEDUCE REDUCE REDUCE

Most people don’t need a different product for every element of their skin care, hair care, body washing and makeup. It’s all important but try and work with the essentials for your skin type & needs and cut down on all the extra. It reduces resources and packaging a lot and helps you save significantly too!

Compost Bin

Instead of a rubbish bin, make yours a compost and/or recycle bin! Your toilet paper wrapping (if paper) can be composted or recycled. Your hair, nail clippings and tissues can be composted. All our bathroom products can be composted too. Bamboo toothbrushes can have their bristles removed and then buried or composted.

Plastic free containers

Save your jars from the kitchen as storage for your bathroom (they’re great for holding toothbrushes and hairbrushes too). If you’ve got some paint in your garage you can spray them with that too for a different look.

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Written by Lis Dingjan

Lis is the founder & product developer of Nowhere & Everywhere and also creates the photographic journeys on the Travel portion of this site. With a background in law & international development, she is also a passionate advocate of climate justice, eating from the ground, exploring deeper and giving back a little more than you take. If we all did that, we would change the world.

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