Reduce The Footprint

Part II.


When it comes to shopping:


 

 

1. Use What You Have

“The most sustainable product you can buy is the one you don’t buy,” says @SustainableSabs. “Old peanut butter jars are great for storage, pillowcases make great bread bags, and old emptied candle jars make great repurposed plant pots.” Park offers some advice for the “brings own lunch” crowd. “You own cutlery that can become a travel set you carry with you. No need to buy a new set for that purpose.”

 

2. Bring Your Bag

Bring mesh bags to avoid any plastic bags and shop from bulk stores,” says Courtney Jay Higgins (@courtjay) , Associate Editor at The Good Trade. She is also a proponent of using said mesh bags at local farmers markets.

 

 

 

 

 

“Bring mesh bags to avoid any plastic and shop from bulk stores"

 

  - Courtney Jay Higgins

3. Go Minimal

When out shopping, ask yourself ‘do I really need this?’ Reducing how much you consume overall can drastically minimize your environmental impact,” says Monica.

 

Words by: James Francis Kelley

Photos: Vogue Brazil / @sustainablesabs / Courtney Jay Higgins