My thought process and intention for sharing this with you are to convey that you can be sustainable no matter your income. It only takes little steps to achieve less waste. For myself, I get the urge to buy something that seems to “Save the World,” but in truth, if you didn’t need it before, chances are you don’t need it now. There is also things around your home that you can use, and items you can buy that is under $10 that will help achieve less waste.
As you go through these photos, please remember that another way to help is by contacting companies or following companies that have a reputation for being wasteful. It cost almost nothing to send a photo to their DM or write to these companies. In the end, it’s about getting larger companies to stop their wasteful practices. They are the main culprits of plastic and other waste in our oceans and land.
I have three kits. One is for eating out, another for drinks, and one is for grocery shopping. Most of the items shown were repurpose from other uses or purchase for a small fee. I try my best not to buy plastic, but if it comes down to it, my kit will last me more uses than a single-use item. I feel it’s worth it, especially if your budget does not allow you to buy fancier items. It’s more about the statement that you can be sustainable without given into the companies requirements for consumption and to add a quiet protest to their pollution impact on the planet.
First Hack: Eating Out Kit
Second Hack, My Drinking Kit
I love Mason Jars. I particularly like the blue jars. When they were on sale, I bought four. I use them every day to drink or to eat from the jars. They are fantastic for on the go person like me.
Third Hack: Grocery Shopping Tote
Living in NYC, having an extra tote in my bag almost seems intuitive. Plastic bags can get clunky and can be hard to move in the subways.
The most significant change happened a few years ago when I realized that I did not have to use plastic bags. I can use my tote. It has been a game-changer for me. I can fit more in my bag, and some stores offer discounts for bringing your bag. It’s pretty awesome.
I am taking steps to get to understand my impact on the planet. These three habits are available in my bag that are staples in my routine. For me, they are the easiest way to start. It takes a little creativity, but I bet that most people can find one low impact habit that does not cost money and can be reused, recycled, and reduce your waste.
I hope you found this blog post helpful. Please let me know some of the ways you worked into your life to reduce waste.
Who am I? I am the lady with the mind that never sleeps, and I am always a little odd. I have an entrepreneur spirit, a do-gooder, and an amateur writer. I dedicate myself to helping others and following a good life.
Often, people wonder how I manage things I do. The reality is I have unshakable GRIT. Ever since I could remember, I’ve been coming up with ideas and projects or goals to tackle. I find much satisfaction in choosing a goal and seeing it through until the end. It’s how I learn and grow as a person.
I’m continually trying to learn how to be better at things that matter, like living intentionally, appreciating people, and following the path of helping others.
Some of my favorite things in life include our sweet daughter Charlotte, Brooklyn, NYC, frosting Chinese food, and the Full Moon.
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