If you have dwelled into a vegan diet for the better of not just yourself but the environment around you as well, then it may be time to take it a notch higher. There are simple strategies that can turn your grocery shopping clean and green. Here are things that you can do to make a change:
Make Use Of Reusable Bags
Make use of reusable bags as often, or better-all the time. If you are someone who forgets easily, then simply store it at the front door or better still in the glove box of your car. That way you will always have a reusable bag that you can load up all of your purchases. A small action like this can make a lasting change!
No More Single-Use Plastics
The planet is drowning in plastic, our lakes and rivers are getting choked. One of the major contributors to plastic pollution is single-use plastics such as bottled water, sodas, juices and so on. To give you an idea of the scale, around 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute all over the world. All of this plastic that accumulates in a year has the weight equivalent to the entire human population.
We can do better than this. You can do better than this.
Seek Ugly Produce
Have you headed down to the farmer’s market and not dropped a tomato because it looked ‘ugly’? These misfits only look ugly, and it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is ugly on the inside. These produces may be perfectly good for you to use in your vegan meals. Even if they are not appealing to eat or add to your dishes, make smoothies with them or soups.
The best way for you to support your community is to shop local. Rather than getting your supply from the supermarket, head down to the farmer’s market and buy from locally grown foods instead.
Check The Labelling For Recycle
If you take the time to look at the triangular circular logo on plastics, you would notice a number within it- they range from 1 to 7. Some cities may accept a range all the way to 7, with 7 notifying DVD’s, computer cases, certain food containers, signs and displays- all of which are not easily recyclable. If your city accepts these, then be wary and stick to numbers 1 to 3.
Take the time to find and use plastics that can be reused and recycled. Cut out the plastic trail, and be the change you want to be.