by Bronwyn Slater
- Buy fruit and vegetables loose from your local farmers market, or sign up for a Veg Box scheme.
- Buy in bulk.
- Buy large packets of non perishables instead of small individual packs.
- Eat a healthy, wholefood, plant-based diet.
- Prepare and cook your own food.
- Avoid buying takeaway and ready-meals.
- Compost your food waste.
- Try to minimise packaging at the grocery store.
- Paper and cardboard can be recycled or composted.
- Glass, plastic and aluminium packaging can all be recycled.
- Use re-usable shopping bags.
- Make your own toiletry and cleaning products from scratch (see past issues of Vegan Sustainability).
- Use cloth nappies instead of disposable.
- Use washable sanitary towels or menstrual cups instead of tampons or disposable pads.
- Buy good quality shoes.
- Old/damaged shoes can be re-soled or repaired.
- Bring old clothes to a clothing bank or donate to charity.
- Buy rechargeable batteries.
- Buy good quality, durable objects and appliances.
- If appliances break down have them repaired.
- Bring old, broken appliances to your recycling centre.
- Buy wooden toys instead of plastic.
- Donate old toys, objects and bric-a-brac to charity.
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