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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Waste

Sep 17, 2019

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Planet Earth needs our help. Excessive waste, pollution, and climate change are driven by our everyday actions, and it’s up to us to make small changes for the good of Mother Nature.

That’s why we’ve put together five straightforward ways for anyone to reduce their environmental impact. It’s easier than you might think to make positive changes!

Reusable Grocery Shopping Bags

The widespread availability of single-use plastic items, such as shopping bags, have become a hot-button issue in recent years. They can take up to 1,000 years to fully break down, and in the meantime, contribute to landfill and water pollution.

Some countries have introduced restrictions on single-use plastic shopping bags, which has resulted in swift and effective behavioural changes. The UK, which introduced a mandatory plastic bag charge of 5p in 2015, has cut its number of new plastic bags issued by over 90% in just three years.

Reusable shopping bags are a really simple tool to help you reduce your own use of plastic. We love this three pack of heavy-duty tote bags; their large, sturdy design will easily manage your groceries, and they fold down for trouble-free storage. Perfect!

Stainless Steel Drinking Straws

Did you know that plastic drinking straws can end up in the ocean? In fact, single-use straws contribute to the 8 million pieces of plastic that go into our seas every day. Just a few minutes of use can pollute the ocean for a thousand years.
If you need to use a drinking straw, why not bring your own reusable one? This awesome 12-piece stainless steel straw kitcontains straight and curved varieties, and a handy brush for cleaning. You can even pop them in the dishwasher when you get home!

Silicone Food Storage Bags

Plastic and foil food wrapping takes precious materials and energy to produce, and more often than not, they’re thrown away after the first use. What a waste!

These reusable silicone food storage bags are a brilliant alternative to plastic. They’re simple to wash and dry, and the mix of sizes is perfect for every purpose.

Thermal Coffee Mug

A hot cup of coffee is an essential part of the morning routine! However, single-use cups make a massive contribution to landfill, as most are not recyclable.

We’ve recently started using an insulated thermal coffee mug and it’s a hit! Whether we make a brew at home, or hand it over to a barista in our local coffee shop, our little cup of heaven stays warm for hours. The best part? Just wash it out and reuse the next day!

Insulated Steel Water Bottle

That’s hot drinks covered, but what about refreshing cold water? Instead of grabbing single-use plastic water bottles, treat yourself to this awesome insulated steel water bottle from Yeti. It’ll hold an impressive 26oz (that’s just over 700ml), and keep your thirst-quenching drink cold all day!

Fast Shipping and Free Consolidation with MyMalls!

At MyMalls, we pride ourselves on fast and friendly shipping. Did you know that we also offer free consolidation of up to three packages within a shipment? As well as saving you more than $60 per shipment, it also cuts down on your environmental impact. Win-win!

Click here to find out more about our brilliant consolidation service. And if you have any questions, check out our help centre or connect with our lovely customer service team!

Happy shipping,

- The MyMalls Team :)


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