When starting to live a more Eco-friendly life, it really is about choices you make and how they effect the world around us. Living consciously doesn’t require any special skills, but rather thoughtful living and adjustments to our everyday lives from everything we do such as getting ready for our day or even things such as grocery shopping. I really could write an entire book on choices you can make that are more Earth-friendly, but let’s start with the simple (and sometimes not so simple!) task of grocery shopping!
5 Ways to Make Grocery Shopping More Eco-Friendly
Shop in bulk. Not only will you save money, but you will save containers. Food bought in bulk is much cheaper in most cases, and a lot of times you can find organic as well. To save even more packaging, ask if they store allows you to bring your own clean containers to put your bulk purchases in.
Use tote bags to bring home your groceries. Using tote bags instead of plastic bags is one huge way you can go green in your grocery shopping. I love to get fun prints on tote bags like the ones found at Boom Boom Prints. I prefer these style of bags because they are heavier than the ones you can often buy at grocery stores so they are easier to clean and they hold heavy items like canned goods with no problems.
Buy locally when you can. When you buy locally and in season, you save the transportation of out of state produce and goods that usually needs to happen with traditional grocery stores. You are also supporting your local economy!
Don’t buy more than you need. When we over-consume, we use valuable resources for much more than we need. In addition to that, we often find that we are wasting a lot as well. Wasted food is not only bad on your pocketbook, but also bad for the environment.
Stop buying single use or individual size products. While single use products are super convenient, they mean that there is much more packaging waste going into landfills. Instead, take or pack your own individual sizes made from a larger or bulk package in reusable containers for your lunches and consider a reusable lunch bag that is BPA free.
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