At 4 Aces, we understand that there is a responsibility for us all to look after our planet and be sustainable whenever and wherever we can! Sometimes that means making small changes in our day-to-day lives to help shape a bigger picture. As the seasons are changing and we are enjoying crisper evenings and cozy nights in, you can take advantage of the opportunity to make more sustainable choices.
1. Use a flask for your hot drink when you can: This one is easy! Ditch the single use cups and invest in reusable flasks that you fill up in the morning before you leave for the day. Not only will this reduce the amount of waste you create, but it will also save you money in the long run. Win-win!
2. Shop second-hand: As you look to rejuvenate your autumn wardrobe, see if you can find those perfect new outfits second-hand first! There are plenty of websites and apps (like Vinted and Facebook Marketplace) where people sell used items at a fraction of the cost of buying them brand new. Plus, by shopping second-hand, you’re helping to keep usable items out of landfills.
3. The shorter days mean you’ll need to switch from traditional bulbs. Get an eco-friendly option that saves money and planet Earth by using LED lightbulbs instead, which are both easy on the wallet AND environmentally friendly.
4. Make sure you are using ethical and sustainable products: This one is important! Once you start becoming more aware of the things you consume on a daily basis, you’ll start to notice how many single-use items there are in our lives. Whenever possible, opt for sustainable and ethical alternatives that produce less waste. For example, using bamboo toothbrushes instead of traditional plastic ones. These small changes can make a big impact!
5. Harvest Time: Why buy local produce? Local fruits and vegetables are picked at their prime, so you know exactly what goes into your meal. Plus supporting our community keeps money within reach of small farmers who rely on it as an income source. And finally reduced carbon emissions mean a smaller environmental footprint – now that’s something worth celebrating with every bite!
We hope these tips inspire you to make more sustainable choices in your daily life! Remember, even small changes can add up to make a big difference when we all do our part. And don’t forget—if you’re looking for sustainable food and drink packaging for your business, 4 Aces is here to help. Why not grab a coffee in your sustainable cup and give us a call!