Zero-Waste Products For 2021

In an era of sustainability and eco-consciousness, zero-waste living is what we should incorporate in our daily lives. We should be inclined towards using more planet-friendly products rather than something which will end up in landfills.

Kudos to some of the great planet-friendly product designs!

These thoughtful products have supported in diminishing the plastic and carbon footprints to a great extent from the face of the earth.


Here are the top ten products which have been consciously designed to save the planet:

  1. Silicone Stasher Box

  2. Food Composter

  3. Zero-Waste T-shirt

  4. Sustainable Shampoo Bar

  5. Waes’ Sneakers

  6. The Bamboo Brush

  7. Mouthwash Tablets

  8. Ice-Mouse

  9. Surface Straws

  10. Bamboo Iron



1. Silicone Stasher Box:



Looking for a sustainable option for plastic airtight containers? Silicone Stasher boxes are the best alternatives! They are airtight in nature, can be washed, reused and the best part is it is made of Silicone. Thus, it’s more durable and more ocean-friendly than plastic. These stashers can be put in a freezer, oven, and microwave. In contrast to single-use plastic bags, they can be re-used.

Credits: https://earthhero.com/product-category/stasher/


2. Food Composter:


Orre is a modular composter designed for daily use in our homes. Did you know? About 1.3 billion tons of our daily kitchen waste turns up in landfills yearly which is one-third of the total production of food itself. This can only be reduced by decomposing the food waste and turning them into compost. Designed by Adam Szczyrba.

Credits: Yankodesign.com


3. Zero-waste T-shirt:


It’s time to embrace this “Sustainable Me” Circular T-shirt which has been manufactured by reusing discarded organic cotton garments along with certified cotton. Once you are done using the T-shirt, you can take it back to Teemill, where it will be recycled and designed into a brand new t-shirt. Teemill also uses plastic-free packaging and renewable energy throughout its supply chain.

Credits: https://bbcearth.teemill.com/



4. Sustainable Shampoo Bar:

Bid goodbyes to those chemical-rich hair-care products in plastic bottles which would simply end up in landfills. HiBAR came up with an eco-friendly solution by introducing shampoo and conditioner bars that are free from parabens, phthalates, sulfates, or silicones. HiBAR has consciously chosen high-quality plant-based ingredients like nutrient-dense coconut oil, moisturizing shea butter, and fragrant essential oils. These are concentrated bars, unlike the soluble liquids, thus ensuring a longer lifespan.


Credits: https://hellohibar.com/


5. Waes’ Sneakers:


In contrast to regular shoes made of synthetic polymer, WAES’ shoes have a comparatively lower harmful impact on the planet as they biodegrade in a natural way. It will be responsible for creating less waste in the upcoming years. The abrasion caused by regular shoes will lead to the microparticles of plastic entering the ground and

atmosphere.

WAES' plastic sneaker comes with an organic canvas upper layer and twine made from hemp, cotton, and flax attached together with conifer glue. Its insole and outsole are made from Lactae Hevea, or tree sap. The creative packaging of the shoe is made from reusable wooden port-wine boxes.


Credits: https://www.kickstarter.com/



6. The Bamboo Brush:


This bamboo brush with compostable bristles made from tapioca and corn is just a perfect eco-friendly replacement to your plastic brush with nylon bristles. Each of them is wrapped in cello to maintain oral hygiene. The sleeves might initially appear to be plastic but they are a 100% biodegradable cello made from wood and cotton pulp.

Credits: https://brushnaked.com/


7. Mouthwash Tablets:


It’s time to throw away those mouthwash bottles and toothpaste tubes made from plastic. The mouthwash tablets in glass bottles are the new, sustainable alternative. The white tablets are manufactured from premium grade natural and organic ingredients which are devoid of fluoride, SLS, and glycerine. It is vegan and has been certified with a cruelty-free formula.

One can use it for healthy teeth and gums and for fresh breath. It’s not only sustainable but also easy to use. One can dissolve just 1 tablet in 20ml of water, gargle, and then spit it.

Credits: earthhour.com



8. Ice Mouse:


Who says that a computer mouse has to be made from plastic?


Here’s a sustainable alternative to the plastic mouse. This sleek and striking mouse, designed by Aloic – is made of bamboo and aluminum alloy. It has been thoughtfully and ergonomically designed for a smooth and effortless experience for a long duration. No matter how many

hours you work with, it will always remain cool and never turn moist. The choice of natural materials in this mouse enhances the performance of air permeability and heat dissipation. It has a hollow design which makes the holes on both sides connected thus, facilitating proper ventilation.

Credits: https://www.kickstarter.com/



9. Surface Straws:


Surface Straw is a sustainable glass straw collection created for Surface magazine. It is designed by Benjamin Hubert using recycled borosilicate glass.

As a response to rising environmental problems around the use of disposable plastic straws – Surface straws were created. These glass straws are easy to wash and can be reused. They are durable as compared to those use-and-throw ones made of paper. The metallic straws are durable too but they change the taste of soda drinks. Thus, these borosilicate glass straws were designed as an alternative. Even if you are not drinking, they can simply adorn your interiors as elegant centrepieces.

Credits: layerdesign.com


10. Bamboo Iron box:


At times we don’t even realize the harm we do to our planet as we are even aware of plastic being used in our day-to-day items. Iron is one such product, an Indian designer, Saksham Mahajan, has come up with a brilliant solution.

This sustainable iron is made from bamboo and is a result of exploration using the material. It ranked as one of the best entries in the Green Concept Award 2019, after all, who could have imagined that bamboo is capable of such versatility.

Credits: Yankodesign.com

Thus concluding, such consciously crafted products are absolutely inspiring for us to kick-start our sustainable journey. A better and bright future awaits all of us. Gradually adopting sustainable measures and incorporating them into our mundane routine can certainly gear up our chances of switching to a zero-waste lifestyle.

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