Do you think that you use everything you buy? Think about it for a moment. Every morning when you brush your teeth…. how much of the product in your hand is really used?
We are raising awareness on our environment and even kids at ten know the rhyme: reduce, re-use and recycle. Some people will squeeze the very last bit of toothpaste from the tube as not to waste any of it. But, what happens to that empty tube once it served its purpose? What a waste!
Not everything we purchase is used. Unless it’s an apple picked straight from the tree, almost everything else is wrapped, boxed, bottled or canned. You may not want to start finding an alternative to brushing your teeth immediately, but you can start showing you are serious about the environment with something you do on a daily basis. Consider every purchase you make, big or small and its contribution to waste. This one action can lead to a paradigm shift in the future.
Eden to Addo is passionate about the environment. It is the cooperation and contributions of individual people that will at the end reduce waste in Africa. What better place to start than with the purchasing power in your hands? Download the Institute for Zero Waste in Africa Purchasing Guideline for free.