Chris' Corner

Choose ECO-FRIENDLY while at the Grocery Store

Here are some tips on how you can choose to be a much more ECO-FRIENDLY Shopper while at the Grocery Store:

  • Go Local and Organic - Buying local not only reduces the carbon footprint of your purchase (by reducing the travel and processing impact on our planet), but also helps people in our local communities. Look first for products with a "Canada Organic" logo, then "USDA" organic, indicating that the product contains at least 95% organic ingredients (or vice versa if you live in the U.S).
  • Try Meatless Fridays and/or Mondays - it can take up to 17 lbs of vegetable protein to produce 1 lb of meat protein. Eating more vegetarian dishes would reduce the strain on our environment.
  • Plan Ahead - before you shop, consider what you have. This will reduce both excessive shopping and could help to reduce waste. Studies have indicated that up to 25% of the fresh food we buy goes to waste before we can use it. If a food has been on the shelf or in the refrigerator for a while, use it soon.
  • Be "FAIR" - Look for the "Fair Trade Certified" logo when buying items such as bananas, coffee, tea, sugar, chocolate or similar products grown abroad.
  • Choose your fish carefully - Stay away from Chilean Sea Bass and other over-fished varieties, instead choosing sustainable fish.
  • Bulk Foods - Bulk foods not only are free from packaging waste, they can often save you money. When buying nuts, grains, cereals, treats, etc, consider the bulk section or your bulk food store.
  • Leave the bag - When buying loose produce, do not use the tear off plastic bags, and either put them into your cart or use re-usable cloth or mesh bags.

Check out this link for more tips on being: ECO-FRIENDLY in the kitchen


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