If you have been living under a rock (or hiding beneath your covers), Selangor and the Federal Territories recently extended the ban on plastic bags from every Saturday of the week to every day of the week.
Yes, you read that right. Every. Single. Day.
And while we applaud the decision, we realise that there’s much more to be done to reduce waste and do our part for the environment.
So here’s 5 super, simple ways to kickstart 2017 on a greener note!
1) Store recyclable bags in your car/handbag
As suggested by a Facebook friend, the most convenient way to remember to bring recyclable bags is by storing it in your car, handbag or backpack when you go shopping.
Most recyclable bags are easily folded and lightweight to fit into almost any bag/space. #BringYourOwnBag
2) Invest in a water bottle/tumbler
Rather than disposable mineral water bottles, invest in a quality water bottle which costs less than RM20 but will last you at least a year or two.
3) Make your own breakfast!
Instead of buying breakfast which is often packed in paper/plastic, try making your own at home instead!
Start with a simple, healthy (did we mention insta-worthy) yogurt bowl: greek yogurt, fresh or dried fruit, nuts and chia seeds. Or, try one of these foolproof overnight oats recipes for a yummy start to your day.
4) BBB: Bring Back your used Bottles!
Used up your favourite skincare or beauty products? Bring it back to the store and you’ll get rewarded + do your part in reducing your carbon footprint.
5) One word: Handkerchief
Hands up if you think handkerchiefs should be back in trend! Gents, it’s time to channel your inner Kingsman and impress ladies while you’re at it.
So, what say you? Let’s make 2017 a greener year to remember!
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