When was the last time you had an entirely waste free meal? For many people, it’s something that’s not thought about that often. Sustainable living is a admirable goal to aim towards, no matter whether you’re living by yourself, with your other half or with your entire family.
First things first, why is it so important to go waste free? It’s easy to consider your own habits as inconsequential for the planet, but this simply isn’t true. If everybody decided to buy a reusable bottle or start buying locally, the impact that it would have would be immense.
There’s a number of other great benefits to consider, including the promotion of community building and benefits to job creation and the economy. Overall, going waste free is an obvious transition to make.
How to start reducing waste in your own life
How can you make more positive decisions to cut out waste in your own life? There’s a number of small changes you can make every day to make your lifestyle more eco-friendly.
One of the main simple swaps that we’d encourage you to make is to steer clear of single-use plastic. This means plastic straws, plastic cups and plastic bottles mainly, but can also apply to other packaging. There’s such a large amount of plastic that ends up in our oceans and landfills, and it’s slowly destroying the planet.
Thankfully The Kind Society has you covered for when it comes to waste free lunches. Simply swap plastic cutlery for our 6 Piece Cutlery Set or instead of spending anywhere from $3.00 sometimes up to $7.00 (airport prices) on bottled water, carry around one of our Stylish Stainless Steel Water Bottles. Keeping your water cool for up to 12+ hours.
Say no to plastic lunchboxes
Another great thing that you can do is buy a reusable lunchbox to take with you to work or school. This can prevent buying food that comes in wasteful packaging, and can also encourage you to be much more mindful with your eating habits too. Shop our Stainless Steel 3 Compartment Bento Boxes.
Mindful shopping habits
A final thing to do to live more sustainably is to shop for food more mindfully. Try to buy seasonal, local produce- this should reduce the amount of packaging and your carbon footprint too. Equally, cutting down on your meat and dairy intake can be really beneficial here. These two industries are notorious for their carbon impact on the planet.
More about The Kind Society
The Kind Society is dedicated to sustainable, healthy living. We believe that every consumer has the power to make a positive impact; whether that’s through buying reusable products, recycling or something else entirely. If you’d like to find out more about what we do, feel free to get in touch with us on our social media pages, or check out our website here.