1. AVOID PLASTIC STRAWS
Say no to bartenders and restaurants providing plastic straws in drinks. These end up on oceans, damaging the coastline and sea life, and are too light to be recycled. If you can’t drink without a straw, opt to purchase a stainless steel reusable straw which you can buy from websites like Amazon or eBay.
2. PREPARE AND REUSE
Take reusable bags with you everywhere you go – including shopping for groceries, shopping for clothes or anything else that would usually require using or buying a plastic bag.
3. MAKE VEGETABLES GREAT AGAIN!
Avoid throwing away vegetables nearing sell by dates or looking a little limp – these can make tasty dishes from stir fries to pasta sauce. Check out our recipes for inspiration! It doesn’t need to look Instagram worthy – while the nutrients in the vegetables may have depleted a little, they’re still nutritious and safe to eat, as well as avoiding contributing to food waste issues and saving you money.
Yes we’ve known for years that we should recycle, but as students, it can get harder to do so. In first year, quite often halls of residences provide recycling boxes which make it super easy for you to use. If you’re now in student housing, oftentimes recycling boxes aren’t available – check with your local council about getting suitable recycling boxes or locate your nearest place you can recycle.
5. WORTH MY EARTH PLEDGE
And lastly, take the Worth my Earth pledge of course! Continue your pledge to eat meat-free for at least one day a week and encourage as many friends and family members around you to join in!