1. Refuse plastic and paper bags. Bring your own eco bag. (Think of this video as you are about to reach for a plastic bag!) (Why also paper bags? They have a higher carbon footprint than plastic, so avoid both plastic and paper if you can.) If it’s a small purchase, throw it in your back pack or hand bag or hold on to it.
2. Refuse plastic straws. Drink straight from the glass. Or bring your own reusable straw.
3. Refuse disposable coffee cups (paper cups lined with plastic + plastic lids). Bring your own cup. Have your coffee in a mug “for here”. If you need a disposable cup, refuse the lid (if you’re sure you won’t spill your coffee).
4. Refuse bottled water or refrain from buying bottled beverages. (If it’s soft drinks, they’re not exactly good for you.) Bring your reusable bottle and refill at clean and safe water stations.
5. Refuse plastic utensils. Have your own utensils (in your bag, desk, locker, car). If you’re having food delivered to your home/workplace, let the staff know not to include plastic utensils.
6. Refuse plastic food containers. Have a container handy (in your bag, desk, locker, car) for take out food or leftovers. Order just enough, so you don’t have leftovers or food waste. You can always order more if you’re still hungry.
7. Refuse unnecessary packaging. Choose unpackaged items.
8. Eat fruits or make your own snacks instead of buying chips and candy at the supermarket or convenience store.
These are just some tips to get you started. Hope this will get you thinking about your daily plastic consumption and the effects it has on the environment. 🌏
04-23| 1st post: I would love to share things and experiences I love. First up is jewelry.
The picture above is the pieces I acquired from @tambourinejewelry. I love adopting vintage and antique jewelry. I dream to hand this down someday to my future child or someone I trust the most. I know it's kinda scary given that you don't know if the previous owners may have a strong attachment to it. That's why buy from sellers you trust.
I'm quite delighted that I was able to make it look like a set given its materials are different.
The vintage pearl ring is an old Filipino ring design. These rings are made out of silver but this one is made out of 10k white Gold. What made it special is its victorian style which I love. Meanwhile, antique pearl earrings is made of platinum. I love its floral design like showing a woman in bloom.