Just use less: reducing packaging waste when washing up

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I’ve no time to write a translation today but this stuff is called “Spuli” – one of my favourite German words

I’ve found that the easiest way to reduce packaging waste is to use less of the products that I regularly use. I don’t always need to use soap: for a plate with just a few crumbs, I can rinse or wipe it with cold water – money saved & fewer chemicals in the water system, too!

For liquid soap products, I like to use a smaller bottle because it gives me more control over how much I pour or squeeze out. So, I buy in bulk but I decant from the big bottle in the cellar into the middle sized bottle, which lives under the sink, and then I decant again from there into the tiny little bottle for actual use. A little time consuming but then I’m not going to the shops as often…

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