This week iRadio chatted to Pat Kane from Reuzi all about leaving no trace behind when it comes to consuming products.
Reuzi is a minimal waste lifestyle shop and an educational hub on all things sustainable living with a store online and in Kilkenny Design store in the Whitewater Shopping Centre in Newbridge. Reuzi helps people to embed sustainability across their daily routine, operations and decision-making processes. They offer corporate workshops, one-to-one sessions in your home and school visits.
Did you know?
- Food is the most wasted item in Ireland with the average household wasting about €60 a month by throwing out food which adds up to over €700 a year.
- Everyone loves fashion but according to Oxfam half a ton of clothing every minute is dumped into a landfill in Ireland.
- When it comes to general waste, we are heavily reliant on incineration and that’s because we’re only a small country.
So how can we go about our lives generating as little waste:
- Plan your meals. If you can shop less but more often, instead of filling up a big trolley, can you go basket by basket? Get what you need for the next two/three days and go back to the shop again.
- Next time you’re looking for an outfit, can you ask friends for an outfit? Can you borrow? Can you rent? Or can you shop second hand?
- Try reducing your use of plastics when possible. Grab a reusable water bottle, grab a coffee cup. Use something that you already have like a mug to see if the habit sticks.