Top Tips For A Zero-Waste Lifestyle
WHAT DOES ZERO WASTE LIVING MEAN TO YOU?
- Minimise waste that destroys the planet for our future generations.
- Respect for the environment.
- By consuming less, and therefore creating less waste in turn helps protect animals and their habitats.
- Knowing that every small action helps – zero waste doesn’t need to be perfect!
- Spreading the word to your family and friends that may otherwise not think of the small changes they can make!
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP SUSTAINABILITY TIPS FOR PLASTIC FREE JULY?
- Eliminate single-use items for your summer parties and picnic..
- Choose reusable options.
- Buy in bulk.
- Compost if you can… food waste can be collected by local authorities but if this isn’t available, research local allotments that may take your waste.
- Shop at your local farmer market for fresh produce – this means you are supporting and sustaining local businesses that care for the environment, and on top of this you get delicious, plastic free produce!
- Always ask yourself – is it necessary? I recommend keeping a list of things that are a ‘want’ and review it every month as wants and trends can change so regularly… if you still really want that item, see if you can get it second hand!
- Take reusable bags for your shopping, this may seem small, but it is one action that can really make a difference, and save you money.
- Check labels of personal care products avoiding anything with “polyethylene”.
HOW HAS REDUCING YOUR PLASTIC USE IMPROVED YOUR DAY TO DAY LIFE?
- By writing a weekly menu and shopping only the necessary I have managed to save money and I am eating healthier.
- I enjoy more spending time in my kitchen cooking with fresh ingredients from the market instead of ordering take away or buying packed ready meals from the supermarket.
- I have become more concerned about the world we are living and appreciate more the little steps that I am introducing in my daily living.
Once a long time ago my philosophy teacher told me that a beautiful beach is made of little tiny pieces of grains of sand. I have embraced this thought throughout my life and I am very happy now to know that I am one of those small grains of sand working towards a better, healthier future.