If you’re looking to reduce your ecological footprint, often the easiest place to start is in your pantry. When you take a look at the food in your cupboard, you will notice that it is common to see many items wrapped in plastic packaging - one of the biggest threats to our environment.
Searching for plastic free alternatives will keep your food fresh and reduce the need for plastic packaging options to be sold. Here’s how you can make your pantry more eco-friendly!
- Make conscious decisions when shopping
When you’re walking down the grocery aisle, be sure to look out for products that use non-plastic materials that are biodegradable. Although this may mean giving up some of your favourite brands, we know you’ll feel better for doing your part for the environment. Be sure to choose fruit and veg options that are not wrapped in plastic packaging when not needed.
- Use reusable bags
Ditch the single-use plastic bags and opt for reusable ones. While single-use bags may be convenient, they are not biodegradable and often end up in our oceans, harming our sea creatures. Plastic also releases chemicals that are harmful to our health.
- Shop at local farmers markets.
Both a great way to support local farmers and help the environment, farmers markets often don’t use plastic packaging. So bring along your glass jars, it’s time to stock up on fresh, healthy goodness!
- Bake and Cook
Homemade cooking may sound like a chore, but truth is it’s much better for your health. Homemade cooking prevents the use of synthetic preservatives, colours, and ingredients as well as eliminating the need for plastic packaging!
So what are you waiting for? Time to cleanout your pantry!