How to reduce waste? Here are 5 easy and simple steps we can start with:
1. Don’t order plastic water bottles, use your own reusable water bottle instead. Plastic bottles and bottle caps rank as the third and fourth most collected plastic trash items in the ocean, so we know where to start with.
2. Eliminate straw usage in restaurants and cafes. Most plastic straws simply break into even smaller particles, releasing chemicals into the soil, air, and water that are harmful to animals, plants, people, and the environment collectively. Small object but huge impact!
3. Don’t order too much or excess food whenever you go out to eat, because your leftovers cause an insignificant percentage of food goes to waste, adding to the mess and definitely wasting food while millions of people don’t have enough to eat in this world is a crime in itself.
4. Don’t use napkins or tissues They’re not recyclable, even if some are made from recycled materials, many single-use paper products end up in landfills where they generate methane as they break down, a greenhouse gas 23 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. You can keep a handkerchief or wash your hands simply.
5. Say no to credit card receipts. Producing these paper receipts takes 250 million gallons of oil, 10 million trees, 1 billion gallons of water. And that’s just for one year. While printed receipts can’t be recycled too because they are printed on chemically treated thermal paper, which poses another largely overlooked threat.
Did you know that all of the above practices are already being followed across all outlets of Coffee Wagera 🙂
So the least we can do is to change our habits to make this world a better place!
Mush is the Founder of Coffee Wagara. He has been a sales, marketing, and training expert for over 35 years; he has worked with corporates, leaders, and entrepreneurs in 20 countries. Mush is also the author of Dhinchak Life, a book about living a fantastic life!