With the end of the year fast approaching, many people use this time to reflect on the past twelve months and consider what goals and aspirations they can put in place to ensure that the next year is even better. There have been a lot of positive steps taken over the past year in an attempt to counter climate change. With many leading figures speaking out about the importance of waste reduction to help save our planet, it’s time that business owners, as well as individuals, took notice.
Learn more about waste reduction in 2020
At Dexam, we feel passionate that businesses have a responsibility to provide customers with environmentally friendly products and alternatives to single-use, throwaway items that cause waste to build up and our planet to become ever-more polluted.
With that in mind, we have gathered together a list of our top practical products that can help reduce waste and promote a better, greener way of life. It only takes a few small changes to make a huge difference, so in 2020, why not use these waste reduction tactics for 2020 and change your way of living!
Plastic straws for Metal Straws
Ceasing to use plastic straws is a no brainer. While we know this could cause an uproar in the family home, if your children enjoy drinking from a straw, you don’t have to give up on them altogether. Invest in some metal straws instead, and they can still enjoy sipping and slurping and gurgling their favourite drinks while you can simultaneously have peace of mind that you are not damaging the planet in the process.
Cling film for Beeswax Wraps
It can be all too easy to forget how much plastic we use daily. There is no doubt that cling film can be handy when it comes to keeping food fresh and packing up sandwiches or other food for packed lunches and picnics. However, cling film can’t be reused and takes ages to biodegrade. So why not invest in some gorgeous beeswax wraps instead? These gorgeously patterned reusable wraps are perfect for wrapping food such as sandwiches and cake, and they make it look lovely too!
Plastic wrap for Charles Viancin Lids
Pretty Charles Viancin lids come in a variety of fantastic designs that will bring a splash of colour to your kitchen! They are ideal for those who use lots of plastic wrap for food bags to keep food lasting longer. These smart, malleable lids create an airtight seal around containers keeping your food fresh without the need for single-use plastics – what’s not to love about that?!
Takeaway coffee cups for a Bamboo Drinks Mug
While we would never dare to suggest denying yourself that all-important morning cuppa, instead of using a disposable cup, why not bring your own instead? You could make your coffee at home and bring it with you, saving time and money, or, if you are wedded to a particular coffee shop, just bring your reusable mug along, and they’ll happily fill it up for you. This way you can still enjoy your caffeine hit while feeling all saintly because you’ve been kinder to the environment too!
Throw away plastic water bottle for a Sistema Twist ‘n’ Sip Bottle
We all know by now that one of the easiest ways to give your green credentials a boost is by pledging never to buy a single-use plastic water bottle again. The Sistema Twist n’ Sip bottle is a fantastic alternative, and you can fill it up at home or in the office and enjoy delicious fresh tap water wherever you are!
By taking the time to be more considerate of the world around us, we can help massively reduce waste, particularly by reducing our use of single-use plastics, which take hundreds of years to break down and release lots of nasty and harmful chemicals as they do.
So why not make 2020 your year to focus on being kinder to the planet and follow the above list to ensure that you tread more lightly on the earth?
At Dexam, we are committed to providing sustainable products that help the planet; if you’d like to hear more about our green products or what else we are doing to help, we’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch with us by phone on 01730 811888 or via email on [email protected]. Contact us today!