Thinking Green
Eclectic Northeast|March 2021
It is time we work towards adopting a zero-waste lifestyle in order to help the planet

Many misunderstand that a zero-waste life means living without life’s luxuries but that is not how it works. The idea is to be more conscious about what you are buying and using. It may take time for you and your family to get adjusted to the new changes, but believe us, it is worth taking the effort for. Not only will you be doing your bit for the planet but you will also be saving quite a lot of money by making more ecological choices in your everyday life. If you are looking to make some changes, then here are some ideas that will help you on your journey to a zero-waste lifestyle –

No More Plastic Bags

One of the biggest pollutants is plastic bags. Make an effort to do away with all plastic bags. If you need bags that you can use every day, buy foldable cloth bags that you can easily carry with you. There are many strong jute bags out in the market that you can use for grocery shopping. Eco-friendly bags come in many different sizes and designs so you can pick one according to your requirements. They are not very expensive, which is why you shouldn’t have a problem finding one that suits your budget. Instead of buying just one, buy in bulk if you want to get a better deal. You can distribute the bags among all your family members so that everyone can start using that instead of plastic bags.

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