1. Cook from scratch
How satisfying is it when you can prepare a beautiful meal from scratch? It’s also a great way to reduce packaging from processed and pre-made foods. We know sometimes it’s a struggle to find the inspiration to plan and prepare meals, while also working with a budget, so check out these awesome seasonal meal planners from WasteMINZ. They include meal plans, recipes and even the shopping list for weekly family meals.
If you are tight on time, you could also check out the Wellington business, Yum Jar, that do a fantastic Zero Waste Meal Box with easy to build meals in returnable, reusable jars and containers – they even supply some weekly staples like coffee!
2. Look at the quality of your clothes
Did you know that when we wash synthetic clothes, micro plastics shed into the greywater which ultimately ends up in waterways. This waste can be reduced by opting to buy clothes made from natural fibres like wool, linen and cotton. If we have synthetic clothes, try to wash them less by spot cleaning and airing out.
You can even put things in the freezer, which kills bacteria and gets rid of smells. There are also washing bag and laundry balls available, these help to catch microfibres.