Since the initial launch of the acclaimed ABC program, the War on Waste in May 2017, a national movement of sorts has begun to influence how we all act as consumers and global citizens.
Being dubbed as the War on Waste movement and with the release of a new season, Australians are now being persuaded to follow these key lifestyle principles:
- Where-ever possible, minimize our waste product.
- Shop consciously by looking into the supply chain process of the company.
- Change our daily habits to become more sustainable in a broader sense.
Here are some tips that can help you follow these principles and change your consumer behaviours towards a more ethical and sustainable model.
Purchase a reusable water bottle and coffee cup.
One of the most simple changes you can make to your day-to-day life, which will result in the minimization of waste, is to purchase reusable products to replace your disposables. We all need to keep hydrated. A reusable water bottle such as the 321 Filter Water Bottle should be at the top of your shopping list to eliminate the harsh impact that single use plastic water bottles have on our environment and landfill. A reusable coffee cup like our Australian Made Uppercup is the next essential as the War on Waste unearthed the misconceptions society had surrounding the takeaway paper cup's recyclability. To read more about Uppercup and why you should make the switch read our blog post BYO Coffee Cups.
Do your research into what you are purchasing.
We are constantly bombarded in society with pretty pictures and product placement depicting dream scenarios and the ultimate want to have a certain product. As the War on Waste movement teaches us, we should become more conscientious with our product purchases and look beyond visual cues to have a more in-depth knowledge of the supply-chain process that went into the product. Most online retailers share basic information regarding this, but if they don't, shoot a contact message to ask for further information into their manufacturing process.
Changing daily habits towards a more sustainable lifestyle or zero waste living is not an easy task. You must focus on the smaller changes that collectively make an impact. It's far too easy to feel like a little fish in a big pond, but know that your changes can contribute towards a more sustainable society.
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