Weekends are made for quick relaxation and grocery shopping. Depending on how you shop, you may be helping or harming the Earth. When shopping, it’s important to avoid any unnecessary waste and preserve as much as possible. Here are helpful eco-friendly tips to remember for your next grocery trip:
Eat More Unpackaged Veggies
Veggies are cheaper and healthier for the environment. Vegetables release lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to meats. Gas emissions may impact climate change, deforestation, and more. Veggies can also be a healthy replacement for high-processed snacks, such as chips and cookies which contain harmful chemicals and non-eco-friendly packaging.
Next time you’re purchasing veggies, purchase unpackaged vegetables. The pre-washed vegetables come in plastic packaging. This plastic can be easily thrown away, which contributes to pollution in our environment. Unpackaged veggies can be taken home, and hand washed. When selecting your veggies, avoid using the plastic in grocery stores before purchase. The plastic bags also contribute to pollution and waste in the environment.
Stock Up, Save Fuel, and Shop Locally
Instead of going grocery shopping every weekend, get two weeks of supplies within one week! Stocking up helps you save money on fuel, which is great for the environment. Fuel consumption contributes to air pollution and greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases keep heat in the atmosphere, which ultimately contributes to global warming and higher temperatures. Air pollution caused by motor vehicles impact human life directly. Certain gases can lead to breathing difficulties, skin irritation, and allergies. Shopping locally helps reduce air pollution around the nation. Most goods are imported from other countries and transported to your local grocery stores through trucks. When you shop locally, you’re reducing your carbon footprint by purchasing groceries that were produced near your city or town. Locally grown foods are usually pesticide and preservative-free, and higher in nutrition.
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