12 hours ago
Lately, #sustainability and waste creation has been top of mind. I am thankful for the community I surround myself with, one which forces me to question habits + norms. Ever since I’ve started researching #zerowaste and plastic pollution in more detail, all I see is plastic EVERYWHERE.
I’ve been aware of these issues and the #zerowaste movement for a long time, but I always felt overwhelmed but the vastness and scale of the issue. So I’ve done the basics, refuse plastic bags and excess packaging, chosen glass when available, avoided plastic water bottles and single- use coffee mugs.
But I’m realizing these little changes really aren’t enough and that I can do more.
After paying more attention to my consumption habits, I have determined that groceries are the biggest pain spot for me. Often the most affordable and readily available organic and vegan options are wrapped in plastic. Things like tofu, tempeh, vegetables (organic at store), chips, nuts ( usually cheaper bagged than in bulk), vegan meat alternatives and more are packaged heavily.
I am focusing my attention on lessening the amount of plastic in my grocery shops, supporting brands with Eco-friendly packaging, and finding affordable plans aces to shop in NYC. In addition, I hope to raise awareness so that together, we can put pressure on brands to use less plastic, especially non-recyclable variants. ▽
Stay tuned for the journey to #lesswaste. Please join me. I love you all. at Bushwick, Brooklyn