Being eco friendly is becoming a way of life, and that’s a good thing! Taking care of the planet we live on is a smart idea, and we like smart ideas at Seed & Sprout. That’s why we created a line of eco friendly grocery bags made from 100% organic materials. Read More
Plastics are notoriously slow when it comes to biodegradation. It can take hundreds of years for some plastics to break down, others can even take thousands. It just doesn’t make sense to use a product that hangs around for that long. We only have so much room for garbage, after all.
Will that Be Paper, Plastic, or Sustainability?
Opting for a reusable alternative to plastic bags is the smart way to shop for a lot of reasons. It’s not just about rubbish in the landfills. Plastics are made from petrol, and that’s not a sustainable resource. It can take plastics thousands of years to biodegrade, but it takes hundreds of millions of years for oil to form in the Earth.
That’s why plastic is not sustainable. It’s made from a resource that will run out, and one that can only be taken from the environment by causing severe amounts of damage. When you look at all these things, it really seems like a good idea to stop relying so much on plastic.
Turn Your House into a Zero Waste Space
A great way to start this process is to look at life with a zero waste approach. Zero waste is the idea that resources can be moved through society without creating garbage. It’s all about figuring out how you can reuse something, or how someone else can reuse it.
Zero waste is a helpful approach to weeding plastics out of your life because it helps you decide what stays and what goes. If it can’t be reused, crafted into something else or recycled, it is something you should find a way to replace with a sustainable product.
Go Totally Green with One of Our Bag Sets
We currently offer two choices for reusable bags: the Farmers Market Shopping set and the Deluxe Eco set. The Farmer’s Market Shopping set is a 14-piece selection of totes made from 100% organic cotton. It contains 2 large bags, 2 string and canvas bags, and 10 mesh produce bags. All together, these bags offer plenty of room for a weekly trip to the grocer’s.
The Deluxe Eco set contains one Farmer’s Market Shopping set with our signature Seed & Sprout stainless steel bento lunchbox, an insulated lunch bag, a straw set with a cleaner and many more of our food-storage products.
If you want to start small, we recommend the Farmer’s Market Shopping set to replace plastic or paper grocery bags. The Deluxe Eco set is like a starter kit for going green at the store and in your kitchen. So, it’s a perfect choice for anyone wanting to take that extra step!
It Doesn’t Matter Where You Start, It Only Matters that You Do
There’s more that all of us could be doing to protect the environment. However, there’s no need to feel as though you should rush in and change your life all at once. Doing so only tends to overwhelm people, and that means you’ll be back to your usual routine before you know it!
Start where you’re most comfortable and you’ll create change that becomes a new routine. We have many products for you to choose from, and we invite you to browse through them in our online shop.
Find your own perfect start to sustainable living today and join the movement to create a better tomorrow!