What does everyone think of packaging? Some person think package is very important because it is the first vision of custom to buy the product. And the other person think it is wasteful because once we buy the product, we just throw the boxes away. We want to get everyone’s thoughts because honestly, even though packaging is important as it’s part of the branding that indicates “trust” and “legitimacy” – we know most of the time, we all throw the boxes away.
From the business perspective, packaging isn’t just wasteful – it’s expensive!! Even worse if it’s a custom-made box, print and colour. The worst is when there is plastic bag involved, affecting the sustainability aspect of a business.
Instead, we rather make it absolutely plastic disposable free and please use glass products as a package way. So what do you say? Let’s reduce waste and be as eco-friendly as possible. Comment your thoughts, or even message us!
We would like to share 5 tricks I do all the time to not just save the environment – but also my dollars!
- Pack your own lunchbox to work or school
Avoid the $10 – $20 lunch spendings and instead, bring your own lunchbox to work or school.
Simply cook a bigger dinner portion the night before, put the leftovers directly into a lunchbox after dinner (plus you can avoid using cling wrap), and chuck it into the fridge! Easy peasy!
The best bit? You aren’t just saving your money – you also avoid buying take away sushi in plastic packs, or hot meals in plastic foam boxes! Woo!
- Leave a set of cutlery in your bag
One bag essential everyone needs is a set of cutlery in their bag!
If you know you use a plastic fork or spoon everyday, then why not bring a set of cutlery from the kitchen?
The amount of compliments I get from bringing my own cutlery is endless, like “That is so smart” or “Why haven’t I thought of that?”. So try it! And you will feel so good.
So whether or not you bring your own lunch, just leave a set of cutlery in your bag and wrap it with a tissue once you finished using them. Ta-da.
- Prepare only finger food at a party
I recently hosted a birthday party for 50+ guests and had a tight budget. So what I did to reduce the costs, was only provide finger food at the party, so that I did not have to buy endless plastic cutlery and plates.
It was the best!
So say goodbye to steak, chicken wings, salads, and rice meals which takes ages to prepare and clean.
Instead, take up on these finger food ideas, and only buy napkins:
- Chicken nuggets
- Cheese platter
- Hummus and dips
- Fruit – grapes, strawberries, blueberries
- Spring rolls
- Pastries – sausage rolls, curry puffs, meat pies
- Skewers (try not to but sticks are better than plastic disposables any day!)
The best bit? Less rubbish (garbage) to take out!
- Bring a water bottle everywhere and anywhere!
It still amazes me when I hear people buy disposable plastic water bottles all over the world.
We are so fortunate to live in a country where water is safe, accessible, and free.
And if you don’t think it saves money, then think about it this way:
- An average plastic disposable water bottle costs $2.50 each
- Let’s say you buy one at least each week of the year – that’s around $130!
So you are welcome! Spend your money on better things, and refill your water bottle at any cafe, bar, or school drink fountain – it’s good for you, and literally free everywhere!
- Leave a tote bag in your backpack or hangbag
Everyone has a tote bag, whether it’s from an expo, work function, university event, or school. So tuck your favourite tote bag in your backpack or handbag, and when you do last minute shopping at the grocery store, you can avoid buying the silly plastic bags.
Let us live and act green!