The world's population is growing steadily and producing more waste than ever before. 8 million tons of plastic is found each year in the oceans. That unimaginable number is warning us about a future where we have to live with garbage at home. Moreover, if we do not change anything in our way of life, our future generations will also suffer from the “mountains of garbage” that we are releasing today. "Green living" not only helps you stay healthier, happier and protect the Earth but also gives our descendants a better chance to enjoy life on our planet.
Huh, a green lifestyle: it's really a puzzle!
This way of life is not something too difficult and fantastic. It comes from simple habits in our daily life. If you are ready to change, TreO Bamboo offers you some tips for a "green" life:
- Buy vegetables and seasonal fruits
Buying seasonal vegetables and fruits is also an act of sustainable development. This action is beneficial because it allows to limit greenhouse cultivation that is very expensive in energy and to avoid the use of fertilizers to grow outside the natural period of the species.
A list of fruits and vegetables that can be purchased for each season to help you with your purchases: https://www.wisebread.com/fresh-fruits-and-vegetables-by-the-month
- Always take your own bag and container
With a cloth, net or rope bag, you do not have to use the plastic bag when you're grocery shopping, especially when you buy food. In addition, to refuse disposable goblets that are often used in cafes, you should bring your own container whenever you can not stay there.
3. Avoid leaving food in meals
In daily life, 25% of food is immediately thrown in the trash. It means you're wasting a lot of money and destroying the environment. Therefore, we had to have a habit of preparing a decent amount of food with all the members in the family and eating all the food in a meal.
Some tips to avoid food waste: https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/how-to-avoid-food-wastage-7-easy-ways-to-reduce-food-waste-and-save-money-1907012
- Emphasize reusable and environmentally friendly materials in your kitchen
An object that you can change right away is the plastic straw. It is used daily with a large amount and it takes about 500 years for a plastic straw to dissolve. So instead of using it, you can choose reusable bamboo straws, glass straws or metal straws. In addition, coconut products such as coconut bowl, coconut utensils, etc. are also good alternatives because they are environmentally friendly, reusable and made in a natural way.
If you do not know where to find eco-friendly products for your kitchen, visit our collection at: https://treobamboo.com/collections/all-products
- Reuse cardboard boxes, plastic and glass containers
In fact, reuse is much better than recycling because the recycling process needs different sources: worker, water, electricity, .... So by reusing cardboard boxes, plastic and glass containers, we save a lot of money. And there are many ways of recycling. Use these materials again for example as gifts for your friends or family or decorative items for your home.
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