Low Waste Essentials
I believe that it doesn't take much to start your low waste journey. You probably already have most of the things you need to refuse common single use plastics. Everyone has a mountain of free totes and I'm sure if you search your cupboard or fridge you'll find some jars- Hi old tomato sauce! The essentials I suggest calling home consist more of everyday household items as opposed to the totes and utensil sets (which yes you can still find in our store).
Reducing your carbon foot print looks different for everyone. For me and my family, it's what I like to call intentional or conscious shopping. I try to stick to used + vintage, bulk or sustainably made goods. For some purchases I have an internal dialogue that goes- "Can I repair this, reuse it or recycle it?". It's important that if it breaks, the only option isn't straight to the landfill. In some cases ( distracting plastic baby seat) I'll find it second hand and then sell once we no longer need it. Our shopping looks a bit different and sometimes might need to be a little more thought out like always keeping a plethora of jars, produce bags and totes on me.