Sustainable Living

Best Zero Waste Starter Kits of 2021


A Convenient Way To Ease Into A Sustainable Lifestyle!

updated May 29, 2021


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Many people want to do more for the environment. They want to reduce their carbon footprint. However, they often face the problem of not knowing where to begin. That’s why zero-waste starter kits have become so popular in the last couple of years.

Zero-waste kits contain the basic essentials that allow you to ease into a zero-waste lifestyle without making you feel like you have to commit. It’s also a great way to introduce friends and family to sustainable living.

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Not all zero-waste kits are the same, and they all differ quite a bit. Some focus more on bathroom products while others focus more on kitchenware; and then there are those in between that have a nice balanced variety—and I really like those!

Most of the kits recommended below contain a healthy variety of products that can be sampled in every area of your home—to include outings (like travel utensils, lunchboxes and reusable water bottles).

Furthermore, some zero-waste kits are 100% vegan and some are not, and that is based on whether or not they contain reusable beeswax wraps. Beeswax is not considered vegan. Some boxes below are 100% vegan and some are not. Some people are heavily invested in a vegan lifestyle, so that’s a huge factor to consider when shopping for a zero-waste kit for a friend, family member or co-worker.

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Lastly, all items within zero-waste kits are BPA free, plastic free, non-toxic and cruelty free—and that’s what I love about these products, in addition to the fact that they help you minimize your carbon footprint and keep single-use plastic out of landfills and oceans.

Perhaps that’s why zero-waste kits also make such generous and thoughtful gifts. I have quite a few eco-friendly products in my home, but I always welcome a new zero-waste kit—they’re so practical.

So whether you’re on a mission to find a zero-waste kit for yourself, a friend or loved one, you’re on the right path to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle, and you won’t regret switching over to these products.

Recycled Chopsticks Zero-Waste Kit

EarthHero

This elegant zero-waste kit is made from recycled bamboo chopsticks and is available on EarthHero. The kit comes with a bamboo cheese board, two bamboo coasters and chopsticks, two reusable stainless steel straws including straw cleaners, bamboo toothbrushes, and two small but stylish ChopValue bamboo keychains. 

Beetlemax Antiplastic Kit

Beetlemax @Amazon

This generous zero waste kit by Beetlemax contains quite a nice assortment of basic essentials that are biodegradable—from personal care to shopping gear. It includes bamboo straws, bamboo toothbrushes, silk dental floss, bamboo cotton facial pads, bamboo-cotton swabs and mesh produce bags. And it is all nicely arranged within a recycled gift box that’s completely recyclable and available on Amazon.

Zero-Waste Lunch Kit

EarthHero

This Zero Waste Lunch Kit includes everything you need to make a zero-waste lunch! Now, it’s easy to grab and go, without having any trash behind. This kit consists of : a To-Go Ware bamboo utensil set, stainless steel straw and brush, Stasher reusable silicone snack bag, Bee’s Wrap sandwich wrap and an EcoLunch box (3 in 1 stainless steel lunchbox).

Assorted Brands Zero-Waste Gift Box

EarthHero

This zero-waste kit by Assorted Brands is available on EarthHero and contains several top notch eco-friendly brands in one gift box. This box contains two solid rePETe produce bags, a silicone Stasher sandwhich bag, EarthHero bamboo utensil set, a stainless steel straw with a cleaning brush, and an adult bamboo toothbrush. The packaging for this kit is recyclable and plastic free.


Leafico Zero-Waste Dental Starter Kit

LEAFICO @Amazon

If a sustainable dental care kit is what you’re after, then this vegan and biodegradable zero-waste dental kit by LEAFICO is perfect for the beginner. Aside from the fact that it comes in cute biodegradable packaging, this kit includes 4 sustainably harvested bamboo toothbrushes with a bamboo travel case, eco dental floss which comes in a reusable and refillable glass jar, and a stainless steel tongue scraper. This entire kit is available on Amazon.

Eco Box

Eco Box

This zero-waste kit called the Eco Box is perfect for starting a zero-waste lifestyle. This kit contains: one 4 Piece Stainless Steel Straw Set, a reusable/recyclable storage box, one reusable water bottle, one bamboo toothbrush with travel case, one organic cotton reusable string bag and 3 beeswax food wraps in small, medium and large.

Metropoleaf Zero Waste Kit

Metropoleaf @Amazon

This 100% vegan and biodegradable zero-waste kit by Metropoleaf contains a healthy assortment of basic essentials to set you up for success on your plastic free journey. This kit includes 2 loofah sponges, a reusable cutlery set, a cotton fabric travel bag, one bamboo reusable straw with a coconut fiber cleaning brush, a pack of bamboo cotton swabs, and one bamboo toothbrush with soft charcoal bristles. Click here to see more details on Amazon.

Nipaqui Zero-Waste Kit

Nipaqui

The Nipaqui zero-waste kit is a 17 piece kit filled with environmentally friendly essentials. This kit includes: 3 beeswax food wraps, 3 zero waste reusable produce bags, 4 zip locking bags, and 4 stainless steel straws plus cleaning brush and travel bag.

No Landfill Guilt

No Landfill Guilt @Amazon

This generous 17 piece zero-waste starter kit by No Landfill Guilt is very diverse, and I love it! If you’ve ever been curious about shampoo bars, then this kit is perfect for you because it has one! This kit also contains bamboo utensils, a bamboo toothbrush, mesh net bag for shopping, and stainless steel straws with silicone heads, which are great for teeth. This kit is available on Amazon.

SHELBIZLEEE ZERO WASTE KIT

Shelbizleee Zero Waste Kit @EarthHero

Such a fun kit, this zero-waste set titled Shelbizleee is available on EarthHero, and consists of assorted zero-waste essentials—and I am loving this reusable cotton shopping tote. This kit also includes a reusable silicone snack bag and vegan food storage wraps for meals, a vegan shampoo and conditioner set, reef-friendly zinc sun butter, and soap nuts natural laundry detergent. And remember, when you shop at EarthHero, you get 10% off with special promo code ECOMOMDIARIES at checkout.

KIWI ECO SUBSCRIPTION BOX

Kiwi Eco Box @Amazon

The Eco Kiwi Box is a monthly subscription box that contains 5-7 assorted items on a monthly basis. All items included within the box are always biodegradable and are themselves shipped to your home in plastic free and recyclable packaging. It’s a great way to try new items and keep your zero-waste journey going.

You can choose from a basic or a basic plus subscription. The basic plus is great for pet owners because it includes 45+ biodegradable pet waste bags. The best part is that you can skip a month or cancel anytime you’d like.

The current June 2021 Eco Box consists of these items shown below, which are really interesting and cool. People are loving this box and you can check out the Amazon reviews for yourself by clicking here.

Which zero-waste kit caught your eye? Have you ever received one as a gift?

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