It looks like after some years having to pay for plastic bags we have internalized as a habit bringing a fabric bag in our purse.
While it is true that change happens with small actions, it appears that this particular gesture is more destined to cleanse our conscience than it is an actual compromise with a more sustainable life.
It is very nice to shop with our tote bag, but we fail when we fill it with one-use containers and trays of fruit (peeled or not) wrapped in plastic.
Let’s turn around our usual shopping cart with some tips to shop more sustainably.
– Prioritize in bulk shopping: not only fruits and vegetables, which are easier to shop without the need of it being wrapped in plastic, but also legumes, pasta, rice, cereals…
– Bring your own containers: abric and mesh bags are a fantastic solution for solid products and, for the liquid ones, you can recycle glass containers that you previously got.
– Bring your Tupperware: if you consume animal predicts like meat, fish, sausages or cheeses, you can ask for them to be put in your lunch box and not having them wrapped in laminated paper.
– Prioritize shopping in small businesses: you can find pretty much anything in ecological and in bulk stores, and you’ll be able to shop in bulk.
– Get back market traditions: not only you can find local products, you can achieve a totally zero waste shopping bag.
– Switch to solid cosmetics: calmost every cosmetic product has a solid version (without plastic containers) and free of toxic ingredients, silicons and parabens.
These are a few of the little actions you can introduce to your shopping to keep betting on a more sustainable consumption.
Remember that it is always worth it to incorporate changes little by little, but permanently, rather than to change everything all at once and get frustrated. Choose the one that feels easier to achieve and go for the challenge of the sustainable shopping!