Food can be an environmental villain if we do not consider what and how we buy, cook and eat it. But it is also one of the easiest things to start with to reduce our plastic and carbon footprint because there are so many options and alternatives that will make mother earth smile 🌍
We have collected some brilliant tips from our community on how to buy, cook and eat food more sustainably.
Grow your own herbs for cooking and for teas. My best multipurpose herb is lemon verbena, great for tea, ice cream, cakes and salads! @ultimatezerowaste
JUST A LITTLE EXTRA
Cooking a little extra dinner and keep that for lunch the next day, reducing the money spend on lunch, time spend shopping and most likely plastic wrapping from buying on-the-go. @kerianne_payne
BUY LARGE QUANTITIES
Buy oil in large quantity containers (usually 5L), making it cheaper, more convenient and avoids buying five 1L plastic bottles. Just decanter 1L of oil into a glass oil bottle, also making it look nicer in the kitchen! @goxuboys
THE BAMBOO SWITCH
We have exchanged all our cooking tools to sustainable bamboo alternatives for things like cooking utensils, chopping boards etc. @malice_in_wonderland
SINGLE USE MUST GO
Removing all clingfilm and baking paper from the kitchen has been a liberation to reduce waste and now we only use beewax wrap and a reusable silicone oven mat instead, also saving us a lot of money. @annecarolinemarten
Buy seasonal food! A person’s footprint is dominated by production emissions (83%) with only 11% coming from transporting it. If you want to reduce your overall footprint, try an organic food box delivery. They often contain seasonal local produce and you will most likely be eating food you never would have bought in the shop. @goxuboys
We LOVE SHARING these small changes with our community and HERE are other fantastic #smallchanges tips in our series for you to check out.
This blog post was written by the Nature Unite team with tips from our brilliant community!