🚰 1. Drink tap water

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'Cuz why would you waste those plastic bottles?

◾ if you don't want to drink tap water because you know it's full of chemicals or something, buy a water filter thingy so you can filter it :3

◽ for me it was quite a big change back then, cuz I used to drink soda or flavoured water, but for the last two years I've been drinking tap water, before that I never liked water but I got used to it and I only drink soda at restaurants

◾ get yourself a stable reusable water bottle, it can be made out of glass or plastic, it doesn't matter because you may use it for the next 20 years. :D it's also very practical to transport and to take with you when going out

◽ oh and you also save a lot of money :3

🛍️ 2. Bring your own reusable bag when shopping

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'Cuz I assume you don't collect plastic bags like stamps or somethin'

◾ it might be obvious, but I want to point out: you can also use them when you're buying clothes, not only groceries!

◽ it's very useful to always bring it with you, cuz it can come in very handy in unexpected situations

☕ 3. Bring your own cup when buying coffee to go

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'Cuz if you drink one cup of coffee every day, that's 365 plastic or paper cups a year

◾ it's such an easy way to reduce your waste, and you can find such cool cups on the internet! You can even buy 2-3 of them so you can switch them up sometimes! :)

◽ most stores approve of bringing your one cup, so don't be shy to ask!

🍌 4. Don’t put fruits and veggies in plastic bags

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'Cuz damn, don't be lazy, just carry them in your hands!

◾ even if you have to weigh them yourself, you can rip off a plastic bag to put them on the scale, and then put it back somewhere, cuz someone is still dumb and will use it lol

◽ if you're not comfortable bringing them bare to the cash desk, keep 4-5 plastic or other small bags at home which you can reuse

🏡 5. Go to your local market

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'Cuz bio is bae

◾ at markets, most foods aren't packaged. :) bring your own jars, bags and containers, and voilà!

◽ most of the times, they are also cheaper, and seasonal!

◾ AND they weren't treated with harmful chemicals to keep them "fresh and pretty"

🍬 6. Don’t eat so much snacks

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'Cuz... just don't

◾ snacks, cookies, chocolate, candies, bonbons etc. are mostly packaged in plastic :/

◽ try to find snacks that are packed in paper or containers, which you may even reuse!

◾ try to find alternatives. For example, you can easily make chocolate at home with cocoa powder, milk, coconut oil and sugar/sweetener

◽ girl, eat nature's candy! (fruuuiits)

◾ make fries or chips in the oven at home

7. 👄 Reduce your soda consumption

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'Cuz it's not only better for the environment, but also for your health

◾ don't waste plastic bottles and metal cans

◽ make your own soda/limonade at home! Use a fruit press and make your own orange juice

◾ make smoothies! you can be so creative at that while you find out what combos you like best. :) you can even combine fruits with tasteless veggies for more vitamins and minerals!

◽ store bought sodas are full of sugar and artificial sweetener, so better: hands off!

8. 👩 If you’re a girl: Diva cup

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'Cuz why throwing away tons of tampons and pads?

◾ menstrual cups are the perfect replacement for tampons, you just fold it, put it in and it catches everything

◽ it's also much healthier than those bleached tampons, and not dangerous at all like tampons are

◾ instead of conventional pads, there are also reusable cloth pads which you can just wash and reuse over again. :)

9. ♻️ Recycle what you can

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'Cuz it's a great feeling, and it can be a lot of fun

◾ reuse bottles, cans, clothes, make DIYs, there are so many ways

◽ you just have to type in YouTube: DIY recycling ideas, and voilà! :) tons of ideas appear

◾ AND again: reuse bags, and bring your paper waste to recycle bins

🚫 10. Try to avoid plastic in general

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'Cuz you supposedly don't want to swim in plastic waste one day

◾ don't lie, it hurts your eyes to see those oranges packed in plastic

◽ always reconsider your purchases: can I get this in paper packaging? Or even packaging free? Do I even need this, or can I waive? Are there other options?

◾ girl, once you watch a documentary on YouTube or Netflix about plastic waste, you will reconsider your whole life

THE END

Sooo these are my 10 tips and tricks on reducing your waste in your everyday life. :) I hope you'll find them useful. If you have questions, or even ideas for a next article I should write, let me know. :)
Ciao. 👋