Sustainability has become some-what of a ‘hot’ topic in recent years for very good reason: to bring about change in the world. Our planet is going through some tough times right now, and we can all work together to change the current paradigm moving forward. The best way you can contribute to this change is by doing something, anything, no matter how small. This mindful change can be as easy by swapping or replacing (once the product is finished) to more sustainable alternatives. Here are some food-for-thought items to think about to help activate your part in the quest for sustainability.
Travel mugs can be made personal and fit your individual ergonomic design needs. Say goodbye to burnt fingers from paper cups, cut lips from plastic lids and contributing to our growing landfills!
Reducing one’s plastic intake is made easier by swapping old habits for new ones: instead of covering last night’s taco chili with cellophane, cover it with a reusable, washable cover (+ you’d be ensuring 100% freshness for lunch the next day!).
Reduce your household waste by throwing food waste (fruit and vegetable skins, leftover food, pips, etc.) into your very own compost – instead of the bin – and produce your own rich fertilizer for your garden/plants.
Plastic straws present themselves as a land and ocean-pollutant issue; they are too small to be recycled and end up in landfill by the millions. This easy swap is a definite step in the right direction. Make sure to give it a good clean to avoid the horrid taste of week-old banana.
Some of Our Top Tips:
– Choose loose produce items over already packaged ones. If you cannot avoid buying pre-packaged produce, check if the packaging is recyclable and remember to recycle items correctly (cardboard, plastic, aluminium, glass, etc.).
– Some items (such as a silicone mat, reusable mug, steel straw, and reusable bowl covers) might appear to be more expensive than their cheaper, single-use alternatives; but the savings you would make long-term by not having to repurchase the same single-use item again and again will eventually start paying itself off.
Eliminate the guessing game of what single-use plastic to store freezer food in by popping them into colorful, washable, reusable bags (perfect for that desirable “organized” freezer look, too).