Avoiding waste in everyday life : reduce, reuse & recycle
With these tips, you can achieve zero waste in your everyday life without having to turn everything upside down. By making a few small changes to your habits, you can reduce your waste. First of all, it is important to be aware of your own packaging waste:
Where and why do I buy things in packaging? How can I avoid it? Are there alternatives?
REDUCE: Reduce waste by using long-lasting products instead of disposables
Disposable products such as cling film or disposable kitchen towels should not be used at all, if possible. Why do you need cling film when a reusable cling film box will do the job? Solid food storage containers are perfect for storing, shopping or freezing. When freezing, you save on freezer bags; when storing in the fridge, you save on cling film or aluminium foil; when taking away for a snack, you save on plastic bags, snack paper or to-go packaging.
REUSE: Reusing is an alternative to reduce waste
Reusing is a way to reduce waste. Many things can serve another purpose after they have been used. Cardboard boxes, for example, can be reused for storing or sending parcels. Jam jars are perfect for homemade jams, etc.
Homemade Meal Prep instead of wrapped fast food
Instead of coffee-to-go cups and drinks in disposable bottles, you could use your own coffee cups, thermal mugs and reusable drinking bottles.
How about a pre-cooked meal for the lunch break, your own salads or sandwiches? All meals can be transported undamaged in leak-proof fresh-keeping tins. Tritan food cans can also be used to reheat Meal Prep in the microwave.
In unpacked food shops, you can fill your groceries right away into your own containers and bulk cans
Keep-fresh cans and food containers are also a perfect alternative when shopping. If you take your own tins with you to the unpacked food shop or to the fresh food counter, you can fill the unpacked food there or have it filled. Glass containers or other sturdy containers are suitable here. Ceralia boxes and plastic bulk containers have the advantage that they are lighter than glass, yet they are permanently reusable, dishwasher-safe and airtight. Often there are special pouring devices in the plastic boxes that simplify portioning and handling in everyday life..
Cloth bags, folding boxes and shopping baskets for shopping is typical reusable!
Buy fruit and vegetables without packaging and plastic bags. Discounters often offer their fresh fruit and vegetables in bulk, and it is also often possible to shop without packaging waste at local weekly markets and organic markets.
RECYCLE: If something has to go in the rubbish, it is better to recycle it.
Glass containers and paper collection help to recycle the recyclable material. Plastic packaging waste can also be recycled to some extent. The melted down plastic becomes eco plastic. The eco line offers a collection of household products made of 100% recycled material. The waste bins, buckets and storage boxes are Blue Angel certified and keeeper gives a 10-year guarantee on the products.