BeGreen beim Einkaufen

When shopping, unfortunately, too little attention is paid to less waste or even avoidance of packaging. About 63% of fruits and vegetables are prepackaged and the question is why. When it comes to berries, I find it halfway understandable to offer them in a cardboard box made of waste paper. Not necessary the same for apples or pears, right?

When shopping, you can drastically reduce the amount of waste with a few simple tricks - without much effort :)


Jute bags

or baskets can be reused over and over again. But they are also more resource-intensive in production. According to Deutsche Umwelthilfe you have to use your jute bag 25-32 times until they are more sustainable than a plastic bag.

Bread bags

For some time now I've always been taking cloth bags with me to the bakery. If you don't have the cloth bag with you, you can ask the baker to pack the rolls, pastry or bread in one instead of several bags. Very easily :)

Beeswax cloths

They are great for wrapping bread or Pastry and then keeping them fresh for a long time, which is super natural and sustainable. I particularly like beeswax cloths by beeskin. The beeswax cloths last a long time (they even offer a 1 year guarantee) and are of particularly high quality. In addition, the company is carbon neutral and they even offer repair kits.

Vegetable net

Particularly firm fruit and vegetables, but also mushrooms or tomatoes, can be transported in nets made of fabric with holes.

By the way - you don't have to buy the little helpers from scratch. You can easily convert existing bags, cans or nets.  

By the way, a nice bread bag is also a great sustainable gift. And can be combined with a Tree as a present will ;)


Do you know any other LESS-WASTE EQUIPMENT? Share with us and leave a note in the comments. 


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