I hope you have all had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend. I have had a very busy and exciting week. We have finally found a lovely supplier of cucumbers, kale and some fresh herbs with no plastic packaging in sight!
I am looking forward to this weekend as I am going to pride on Saturday with some of my friends. I can’t wait to see everything that is going and of course eat and drink some tasty treats while celebrating everything that is Dundee Pride.
Going to an event like this got me thinking about how to be sustainable on the go. Living a zero-waste can be tricky if you are not prepared when you are out and about. I’m giving you my top tips for remaining sustainable on the go.
Carry a reusable straw
Everyone always says “its only one plastic straw”, but all of these millions and millions of straws add up. You get amazing bamboo straws and metal straws so fling one in your bag and take it with you when you go out. Don’t forget to tell your bartender that you don’t need a straw.
Some people do require a plastic straw for medical reasons and we would never judge that.
Take a reusable bag with you
It is so easy to be caught out doing a bit of shopping and not having a bag, so always remember to carry a reusable shopper bag with you. You can even get ones that fold up into a small pouch so they are easy to pop in your pocket or handbag.
I carry my bamboo cutlery around with me in my bag every day. I absolutely love food, and street food trucks are me and my fiancés fave. The one thing I can’t stand about them is disposable cutlery so I always say I don’t need any and just whip out my own. Its great for picknicks too!
Reusable drinks bottle
Plastic bottle of water drive me mad. We live in Scotland and have some of the most beautiful tap water in the world so why are people drinking it in plastic flown in from other countries. Its madness! I LOVE these Jedz bottles as they keep cold water cold for 24 hours and hot water hot for 12 hours and there is no condensation on the outside of the bottle.
If you don’t have a reusable one just refill your single use one or even take a jar with you. You don’t need a fancy bottle to be zero waste, just use what you have.
Ok this one might sound a bit random but you never know when you might need some Tupper wear. If you are out for food and you don’t finish it then take it home. Some people are embarrassed to take food away but its so much better than letting it go to waste!
Reusable coffee cup/ mug
Say no to all of these throw away drinks cups and carry one of your own. Someone recently told me that a local university is charging an extra 20p if you use a disposable cup. How is that for an incentive!
I hope you guys have enjoyed this post and it has made you think about making a few small changes. Even just adding one of these items into your bag could make a huge difference. Leave me a comment and let me know if you have any other great tips!
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