A little while ago we told you about batch cooking, or how to better organize meals to save time and be a more responsible consumer. We also talked to you about the #RealFooding trend, a movement that its founder Carlos Ríos defined as “a lifestyle based on eating real food and avoiding ultra-processed foods.”
Today, we’d like to tell you about another trend that’s becoming very popular with people who are environmentally aware. We’re talking about zero waste. Two words that define the movement in themselves and that, in short, imply that you can live and cook with less waste. It’s definitely a lifestyle. Think it’s impossible? Well, if so many people are already managing to do it, then there’s your answer. 😉
To find out how it’s done, we’re going to share some tips suggested by one of the main ambassadors of this philosophy of life. Her name is Anne Marie Bonneau, creator of the blog Zero Waste Chef, where she shares her adventures and tricks to avoid creating waste in the kitchen. This way, she not only pollutes less, but she also makes sure to eat more naturally and healthily.
For those of you who’d like to give this a try, we’ve chosen five of Anne Marie Bonneau’s recommendations for generating less waste in the kitchen. Here’s a summary:
1. Stop eating processed foods, because the vast majority of plastic and waste comes from the packaging.
2. Avoid bottled drinks, that way you don’t have to worry about getting rid of the bottle.
3. Say no to single-use plastic such as shopping bags, straws, and coffee stirrers.
4. Use large cloth bags for shopping and smaller ones for fruit and vegetables.
5. Buy in bulk to consume less.
What do you think? Living in a zero-waste world is possible, but like everything, it’s up to each of us as individuals. Already planned your weekly shopping trip? Don’t forget your cloth bag!