I am inspired to write this post after reading the book “”All You Need is Less” by Madeleine Somerville. In many ways, I can relate how she live a frugal life and practicing green living. My mama has influence me a lot to do so. Here’s an itsy-bitsy of what she taught us:
REUSE. RECYCLE – not all trash has no purpose at all. When you look at it there is still something you can do for it. So save it for the future. Because of this I became a trash hoarder especially if it can be re-purposed. See my eco-friendly craft ideas here.
If you don’t need it then don’t ask for it. Sure plastic bag can be reused, but it will be worn-out in several uses. So where it goes? in the landfill! It’s garbage! By refusing of using plastic then usage of it will be lessen.My mama is known in the local wet market of not using plastic bags. If she bought vegetables from one booth to another she will just ask the sales person to put directly to her basket rather than putting different vegetables in different plastic bags. For fishes she will usually bring an ice bucket. Less plastic, less garbage.
Bags are available in a supermarket where you can bring it when you do grocery. I know some supermarket in Philippines encourage people to use this bags but I don’t think people are aware of the advantage of using it.
Separate biodegradable from non-biodegradable. Rotten biodegradable are use as natural fertilizer for plants. Speaking of plants we usually grow leafy vegetable at our backyard. At least we are sure that it’s chemical free and fresh plus we can save money.
There are actually lots of things that I want to share about green living taught by mom. Probably will blog about it regularly. Plus tips of simple living like using chemical free products we use in our home and in our body.