Zero waste living comes with a conscious effort. We live in a world controlled by plastic packaging and changing the lifestyle or habits would take tremendous effort.
The future generation needs to see a plastic-free environment and in order for that to happen, small changes need to be implemented now. Plastic-free comes with an added cost, yet using these products enables you to take a step by step approach towards zero-waste living.
Residing without waste doesn’t suggest you need to stay without life’s luxuries, it’s merely a method of greater awareness of your choices. By saving money on wasteful expenditures you eventually reduce your own environmental footprint, and you would be doing yourself a favour.
Here are 10 ways you can go plastic-free
- Say no to plastic bags
- Shop for environment-friendly products
- Buy wooden/ handmade toys for kids
- Give up plastic bottled water and carry your own reusable bottle
- Shop from your local manufacturers
- Shop for plastic-free presents
- Encourage a plastic-free Christmas tree
- Plan plastic-free birthdays and return gifts
- Preserve food without plastic
- Use plastic-free cookware
It is equally important for children to get involved and understand the process of plastic-free living and encourage eco-friendly habits as they grow older. This practice starts at home and hence involving them in hands-on activities is a way of teaching them.
You can streamline your life by streamlining your shopping list and what you embrace inside your home. You will find that you have more time to do the things that matter as a result.
You will also help solve the flourishing plastic epidemic of our world by refusing to buy items stored in single-use plastic. It really is a great start to living a plastic-free way of life.