Sustainability can seem like a Big Idea that doesn’t fit into your daily life. When you’re trying to get through Monday without tripping on air and spilling your oatmeal in the middle of Starbucks (haha, just hypothetically), recycling the oatmeal container is the last thing on your mind. Here are some really simple/cool start up ventures I’ve come across that apply sustainability concepts to every day consumer goods- all you need to do is use them!
A Shark Tank venture, Nohbo offers biodegradable shampoos and conditioners in a cute raindrop shape. It’s both aesthetic and reduces plastic consumption. Check it out here: http://www.nohbodrops.com/about/
These are spoons made out of grains and hot water- you can eat them after you’re done with your meal, or simply throw them out in your garden/outside of the Starbucks where you lost your self-pride after use. Comes in flavorless or in Savory/Sweet: http://www.bakeys.com/product-category/products/
20 billion pounds of produce go to waste in the U.S. annually simply because they don’t look good enough to be displayed on your Trader Joe’s shelves. Imperfect Produce reduces food waste by delivering these ~born this way~ fruits and veggies at a reasonable price per box to your doorstep. Check them out here: https://www.imperfectproduce.com/food-waste-101
….and that’s it for this post. tldr; you don’t have to be a hardcore hippie to be an eco-hero (aka Not An Asshole). Switch out things you use every day for natural alternatives!