Eco Tips (2)
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This is the second part of a series on Eco Tips. Simple, practical tips to improve your lifestyle and try to reduce your carbon footprint.
Here are some easy ECO-TIPs that can help us to make our weekly shopping greener.
1. Using a list reduces impulse buying. This is positive, both for the environment and for your own…
economy or finances!
2. Ten percent of household waste consists of food that hasn’t been eaten!
Buy just the quantity you really need, and check the date limit.
3. Carry your shopping goods in a cardboard box or otherwise a reusable plastic box.
Don’t always accept the plastic bags you’re being offered.
4. Go for rechargeable batteries and saving bulbs.
5. Buy more fruit carrying an eco or bio label.
A list of eco labels can be found on the website www.infolabel.be
Choose seasonal fruit, strawberries, for instance, between May and July only.
6. Check the origin of products, when possible. Exotic fruit and Argentinian beef - for instance -
have a larger ecological footprint than Belgian apples and beef.
Always buy local if you can.
7. Use concentrates and refillable packaging. They generally produce less packaging waste and
the price per dose tends to be lower.