1 JUNIO 2020
5 consumption habits for improving sustainable purchasing
Environmental awareness is not an isolated action, it is a fundamental habit that we must apply in most aspects of our life. That is why here at Univergy Solar, during Univergy’s Green Week, we are going to issue a series of articles and publications to help make this basic transition as simple as possible for you.
How to buy food with environmental responsibility
- Buy seasonal products: Today we are used to eating all kinds of food regardless of the time of year, but when enjoying, for example, a serving of strawberries in December, it is both detrimental to the planet and to our pocket.
On the website known as soy de temporada (I am seasonal), you will find a complete guide on the natural harvest times for the fruit and vegetables you consume.
- Bulk purchasing: More and more stores are selling products in bulk quantities, which besides being cheaper, is of course more sustainable since it avoids plastic waste management. There are plenty of products that can be bought in bulk: Fruits and vegetables, soap for washing clothes or dishes, dried fruit and pickles, spices, legumes and even chocolate.
- Replacing plastic: This is the most widespread practice in recent times given that, for some years now, large shopping centers have begun charging for plastic bags in order to reduce their use. All we need is to simply have some cloth bags on hand and take them with us every time we go shopping, whether to large shopping centers or to local stores.
- Packaging? Glass is better than cans: If plastic is in the spotlight of all initiatives, cans do not fall behind. Therefore, to the extent possible, it is always better to buy a glass-packaged product (to recycle it later) than a canned product.
- Read the labels: A good reading of the labels also helps reduce the ecological footprint of each person. Stamps, such as the MSC ecolabel for fish or the FSC certificate for forest products, ensure a sustainable purchase.
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