As the season shifts, it’s a perfect time to switch up habits and update routines. Here at JaneMade, we’re always wanting to reduce our carbon footprint, so we thought we’d share some swaps that have been helpful to us and the planet.
01. Glass Jars: Glass is one of the most sustainable materials around. It’s 100% recyclable and can be re-melted endlessly without ever reducing its quality. Use a mason jar instead of a single-use container to make salad dressing, store products, hold your iced coffee, and so much more.
02. Metal Straws: 500 million single-use straws are thrown out each day. Forget plastic and buy a reusable one! They can be carried on your keychain or put in a case, like this one here.
03. Reusable produce bags: Humans produce over 380 million tons of plastic every year, and some reports indicate that up to 50% of that is for single-use purposes. When you’re able, buy your veggies loose or store them in reusable bags like these.
04. Get outside: Take time to slow down and enjoy the scenes around you. Not only is biking or walking to the store better for your health than driving, it also helps emission reduction.
05. Shop Local: Purchase your produce from the farmers market when possible to support your community and lower transportation costs. Can’t make it? Sign up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program! You can read more about it here.
Have any more sustainable swaps? We’d love to hear them! Drop them in the comments below or message us @janemade_.