Now that we are able to spend time enjoying the outdoors, it’s important to remember that we can all try harder to incorporate greener lifestyle habits into our daily lives. I want to share some of my tips to help you help to preserve our planet.
DITCHING THE PLASTIC STRAWS
It shouldn’t need to be said but un- fortunately there are still copious amounts of plastic straws being thrown around. If you haven’t already, pick up some metal or bamboo straws!
USE ECO FRIENDLY TUPPERWARE
Similarly, ditch the plastic plates, cups and cutlery too! Using picnic ware that you can reuse is much better for the environment and you can buy some really cute bamboo sets too! They’re definitely becoming more popular and it’s really important to make these simple changes to reduce the amount of waste.
Sharing the journey is one of the most sustainable ways to travel. Most of the time it’s incredibly unnecessary for everyone in the group to be driving towards the same location.
Using local produce for your picnic and supporting small businesses is always going to be a more sustainable choice. Why not pick up some food from your local farm shop instead of driving to a big supermarket. As well as this, try to enjoy the natural surroundings on your doorstep. These are often taken for granted and it saves you wasting those carbon emissions driving to an over populated touristic spot.
Often, traditional picnic food is pack- aged in a lot of plastic which is usually left behind. Why not try making some- thing out of what you already have in the cupboards. If you’re having pasta for dinner, make extra for a salad the next day! You won’t only be reducing food waste by using what you have, but you’ll also save your pennies too.
TAKE YOUR RUBBISH
We all know that at the popular picnic spots the bins can get VERY full. I’ve seen awful examples of rubbish being left unnecessarily, why put it on the floor next to the bin when you can take it home? It’s important to try and reduce the amount of waste you produce, but when you do have some- thing, take it with you and dispose of it appropriately.