Four Simple Steps to a Zero Waste Bathroom

To celebrate Zero Waste Week, we’re proud to join thousands of people across the world to raise awareness of the negative environmental impacts of non-recyclable waste. This is something we’ve always been passionate about as we seek to revolutionise the plastic-free beauty market by making it easier than ever to create zero-waste bathroom habits.


After all, there’s nothing luxurious about the waste generated by non-sustainable bathroom routines. From the millions of shampoo bottles that end up in landfill every year to the razors and earbuds that pollute our planet’s waterways, there’s a dark side behind the choices we’ve traditionally made in the name of beauty. 


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So, this Zero Waste Week, join us in making real, tangible changes. Let’s start with these four simple steps to a zero-waste bathroom.

Streamline your beauty routine


When it comes to looking and feeling your best, sometimes less truly is more. Instead of overloading your skin, hair and cabinets with lots of different creams and moisturisers, find a few select beauty care products that leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.


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The planet will thank you, too. Using less in the bathroom means disposing of fewer bottles and containers, many of which end up polluting landfill sites across the globe. If you do like to mix and match lots of different beauty products, choose plastic-free options like our invigorating Madagascan Ylang Ylang Body Wash.


Use reusable face cloths and cleansing pads

After a long day, washing your face can allow your skin to breathe - and it feels great! To make cleansing your skin feel even better, swap single-use makeup wipes and cotton pads for reusable face cloths.


This simple swap can help you get one step closer to creating a zero-waste bathroom. You won’t need to use new face wipes every day and you’ll likely find that eco-friendly alternatives, such as bamboo pads, are much kinder to your skin.


Swap single-use products for reusable alternatives


Take a quick look around your bathroom. How many of the products you currently see will still be there in a couple of months? How about your plastic toothbrush, dental floss or packet of razors? The chances are these items will soon end up in a landfill site somewhere far away.

To avoid this, swap single-use products (and products with short lifespans) for reusable and recyclable alternatives. Bamboo toothbrushes and metal razors are two great items to start with.


Shop for plastic-free beauty products


Reducing the plastic waste you generate is a key part of creating a zero-waste bathroom. Unfortunately, the vast majority of bathroom products on the market are either packaged in plastic containers or infused with microplastics. These non-recyclable products frequently end up in landfill sites and the ocean.


Avoid this by shopping for plastic-free beauty care items. Products with recyclable packaging, like our enriching Australian Buddha Wood & Bergamot Shampoo and Conditioner Set, help to ensure that your bathroom routine is part of a sustainable circular economy.


This Zero Waste Week, commit to making sustainable, waste-free choices every day with our range of plastic-free shampoo, conditioner and body wash sets.


With Nereus London, the only thing you need to scrap is what you thought you knew about eco-conscious beauty. Our naturally-fragranced shampoo, conditioner and body wash range have been specially formulated to ensure a luxurious shower experience without the harmful waste.


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Ready to make a change? Browse our luxury hair and body care products today.