Our past few blog posts have focused on how to use your time in quarantine to transform your home into a zero waste haven. However, times are changing. We’re able to leave our homes and venture out to shops, markets and other venues and activities. Now we’re all beginning to get back out there, it’s the perfect time to reassess your habits. Do you tend to grab plastic bottles or water or plastic-packaged lunches while you’re out? We’ve got everything you need to transform your habits on-the-go.
Plastic water bottles are notoriously bad. Many end up unrecycled, and find their way into landfill and our oceans. Buying plastic bottles of drink while you’re out might be tempting, but you can massively reduce your waste and save a significant amount of money by investing in a great bottle. Insulated steel bottles can help keep your water or juice fresh, crisp and cold all day - and they won’t end up polluting our oceans. If you’re more a fan of coffee, tea or soup, an insulated flask is the perfect option for you.
Do you take a packed lunch to work, or grab a takeaway lunch from somewhere while you’re out? Either way, make sure you get yourself a cutlery roll to take with you, so you don’t end up having to use disposable plastic knives.
When it comes to wrapping up your sandwiches, wraps, fruit or other fresh food, cling film or tin foil are the two most readily available options. But did you know there’s an incredible sustainable alternative you can keep using forever? Wax wraps create an airtight seal around your food, keeping it fresher for longer. Grab yourself a new sustainable lunch box too, to protect and seal your food most effectively.
Popping out for a smoothie, milkshake or cocktail with friends is a great way to spend the weekend - but takeaway drink cups and plastic straws aren’t so great for the environment. Even paper straws aren’t ideal - they go soggy super quickly, so aren’t particularly enjoyable to drink from. Bamboo or steel straws are here to save the day - they’re low cost, long-lasting and don’t go soggy.
Hayfever can be pretty bad around this time of year - and once tissues have been used, they are no longer compostable or recyclable, so just ultimately end up in landfill. Handkerchiefs are a fab long-term investment if you suffer with allergies or frequent colds. Simply throw them in the wash after you’ve used them, and take them with you in your pocket or bag wherever you go.
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