The basic advice is definitely to visit packaging-free stores that cater to environmentally conscious shoppers. In such stores, one can bring one\’s own reusable containers and other packaging (or buy it on the spot) and fill them with items that suit one\’s needs, whether it be food or drugstore supplies. Similarly, traditional supermarkets and hypermarkets can use paperinstead of plastic bags for fruits, vegetables, and bakery productsor even better, their owncanvaspackaging that can also be washed.
Farmers\’ markets , which are becoming increasingly popularand are regularly held in small towns and villages, are another way to think about the nature associated with food production when purchasing food. Since the goods offered are always locally sourced, one can be assured that there is no need for polluting and uneconomical freight or trucking by road, air, or ship. Of course, the organic quality of the ingredients, whether fruits or vegetables, should be a given, as should the small-scale production of homemade dairy, meat products, baked goods, etc.
Wooden toothbrushes instead of plastic
When shopping, choose products with nature in mind in general. In other words,give preference to recycled productsand avoiddisposable products. Instead of the cheapest shaver, choose a better quality one with replaceable heads. Not only can the razor itself be used for several years and only the blade head needs to be replaced, but the handle is cleverly shaped to make it easy to grip and use. Similarly,avoid plasticas much as possible. For example, choose a wooden toothbrush instead of a plastic one, and when choosing shampoo, consider the interesting alternatives of liquid shampoo sold in plastic bottles versus solid soap-like shampoo.
Avoid clothing giants
One should also be wary of so-called fast fashion, fashionable clothing sold by major chains. Fast fashion poses a major threat from an ecological point of view. Furthermore, the environment of the workers in such factories is appalling. So, the next time you choose a new jumper for winter, choose a sustainable brand that is ethical and produces clothes with respect for nature and the state of the planet. As a rule, these brands are small retailers and boutiques, and a growing number of specialized e-shops. Second-hand stores are also recommended.
There are so many ways to be environmentally friendly, and the number is growing. In many cases, these are small actions, simply changing the way you think about shopping, which may not feel very strong, but the results can be substantial.