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Convenience, economy and sustainability: A match made in heaven!

It is widely believed that a more sustainable way of life is based on sophisticated options, difficult to reach for the average consumer or that require radical changes in our everyday life. The economic crisis, inflation and the ever-increasing pace of life are driving some people away from the principles of ecology and sustainability, as the costs and the time required by the occupation are taken even more seriously now.

At Re4Earth we believe that the fight to respect the planet is not a sprint but a marathon. In short, we present you three fairly simple, but economical changes that can drastically reduce your impact on the planet!

Set that wrapping film aside.

Let's be honest, who among us hasn't had their school lunches wrapped in plastic wrap? It's the storage method we're used to using, but how sure are we that it's also the best. Spoiler alert: in many ways it isn't. These are single-use plastics that end up in the bin after one use (which you understand what that means for the environment), and they seem to have

a controversial effect on our bodies. Come on its plastic... As an alternative, we at Re4Earth recommend Beeswax Wraps. They are made of non-toxic materials (wax, organic cotton, Jojoba oil and resin), can be used over and over again for up to a year and do not affect the taste or smell of the food you are wrapping.

Embrace the Cost-Per-Use mindset.

The logic behind this method is simple: you don't buy products based on their price but based on their durability, which in the long run end up being cheaper. For example, if a product costs 365 euros but you can use it for 1 year, then its cost will essentially be 1 euro per day. If we apply this method to areas such as clothing or disposable products we can realize the positive impact this method can have on the environment as well. The price of 365 euros is given as an example. In fact, the difference in the price of these products compared to the more conventional ones is noticeably smaller.

You don't have to finish your meal but don't throw it away either.

Reducing food waste can start from the kitchen of your home and very easily. By checking the expiration dates of the products you buy or being careful to store them properly, you extend them several days (related Re4Earth article here). If you still don't know what to do with them and they don't seem to fit together, there are now many content creators who will make you reconsider with the imaginative and creative recipes they suggest. Finally, if the situation doesn't raise anything other than throwing it away, it doesn't matter. There is also composting, which significantly reduces the residues, creating a very nutritious soil for your pots.


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