Kids back in school soon? Time to get organized and do some planning for the new season and school year! I love simplifying my collection of kitchen essentials so that i use less and less plastics and paper in my fridge and in my kitchen.
Here are a few of my absolute favs!
1. My mason jars collected and reused
2. Fabric bowl covers to cover random bowls and dishes @yourgreenkitchen
3. Reusable produce bags @yourgreenkitchen
4. Waxed food wraps @mindyourbees
Tag some of your favs in the comments!
FACTS 💥 How many marine animals are killed by plastic each year? 🐬🐳🐠🦈
Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles, whales, and other marine mammals, and more than 1 million seabirds die each year from ocean pollution and ingestion or entanglement in marine debris. Marine debris is manmade waste that is directly or indirectly disposed of in oceans, rivers, and other waterways.
➡️ Most trash reaches the seas via rivers, and 80% originates from landfills and other urban sources. This waste, which is also consumed by fish and can entangle sharks and damage coral reefs, tends to accumulate in gyres (areas of slow spiraling water and low winds) and along coastlines.
➡️ There are 5 major ocean gyres worldwide. In the Pacific Ocean, the North Pacific Gyre is home to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, a large area that is approximately the size of Texas with debris extending 20 feet (6 meters) down into the water column. It’s estimated that this “plastic island” contains 3.5 million tons of trash and could double in size in the next 5 years.
➡️ Researchers have also estimated that for every 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) of plankton in this area, there is 13.2 pounds (6 kilograms) of plastic. Common marine debris items includes things like cigarette butts, cans, plastic bags and bottles, styrofoam, balloons, lighters, and toothbrushes. Discarded or lost fishing gear such as lines, nets and buoys are especially dangerous to sea life.
🎥 : @take3forthesea
Love the vibrant colours you find in the fruit and veg section! Next time you're in the supermarket have a look for 5 minutes and see how many people you see using the small #singleuseplastic bags for their fruit and veg. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Doing this myself I counted 5 people using on average 4 single use bags each. Imagine the impact, this is an average of 250 bags per hour, 2500 bags per day (based on 10 hours a day) in just one supermarket! How many supermarkets do we have in #Dubai ?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Scary stuff when you think about it like this. If only 10% of people bring #reusablebags out shopping, the planet would be free from 250 bags per day!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Small changes make a big difference, check out our website (link in the bio) and enable your sustainable lifestyle to do your bit :)
In general, cloth bags are larger than plastic bags, so they are capable of holding larger items. Plastic grocery store bags can also be reused; however, punctures or overloading can render a thin plastic bag unusable. Cloth bags are also more durable than paper bags, which lose integrity if they become wet.
Earth needs 'no excuse' warriors, you have your old age to think of the many times you could have made a change but didn't do it as it was cumbersome to carry a cloth bag. But don't regret later and make that change today.....Don't let yourself drown in the guilt of your own waste.
Something new has just been launched in the shop just in time for school! Reusable Snack Bags! Lined with high quality FOOD SAFE waterproof fabric, machine washable, and so darn cute! Sandwich sizes are currently available and we will be stocking other sizes in the upcoming week!
Link in bio
|MORRALITOS PARA FRUTAS Y VERDURAS|
• 100% algodón, libres de poliéster y nylon. • Kit de 3 costalitos.
• 1 chico (25x20) cm.
• 1 mediano (25x30) cm.
• 1 grande (25x42) cm.
. #reusablebags #zerowaste #noplastic #savetheearth