Here are 4 simple ways for you to transform your habits and embrace a more sustainable future.
1. Use a Weck Jar for food storage.
Weck glass jars are an excellent option for food storage. They are made of thick glass, so they are durable and can withstand temperature changes. Yes, you can even freeze food in them. The glass lids create an airtight seal when used with rubber rings and clamps, which keeps food fresh for longer periods. They are also easy to clean and come in various sizes, making them perfect for storing different types of food. Notwithstanding the fact they look great on a kitchen shelf!
Wooden and fibre dish brushes are a great alternative to plastic dish brushes. They are made from natural materials, which makes them more eco-friendly. They are also biodegradable, so they won't end up in landfills or oceans. The bristles are gentle on dishes and don't scratch the surface. They are also easy to clean and don't hold bacteria like plastic brushes. Plus, they look stylish in a kitchen!
3. Tote Bag
Making a shopping bag out of fabric is a fun and easy DIY project. Cut two pieces of fabric to the desired size of the bag, making sure to leave extra fabric for the handles. Place the two pieces of fabric together, with the right sides facing each other. Sew along the sides and bottom of the bag, leaving the top open. Overlock or machine neaten the seams. Hem the top of the bag, by turning over the top twice and sewing along the bottom of the last fold. Cut two strips of fabric for the handles, fold and press and sew along both long edges. Then sew them onto the top of the bag. Turn the bag right side out and it's ready to use! This is a great way to reduce waste and create a personalised shopping bag.
Use fabric bags for shopping, food storage, beach trips, library books, the gym...
4. Fabric for Gift Wrapping
Using fabric as wrapping paper is a great way to reduce waste and create a unique gift presentation. First, choose a piece of fabric that is large enough to cover the gift. Place the gift in the centre of the fabric and gather the fabric at the top. Tie a knot or bow with ribbon or twine to secure the fabric. You can also add a sprig of greenery or a small ornament to the knot or bow for an extra touch. The fabric can be used again and again, which makes it a sustainable choice.