Being sustainable is a huge part of what we believe in here at Weird Fish. It can be very difficult to make the switch overnight which is why the little steps can make big contributions to the health of our planet! Whether you are choosing to purchase clothes made with planet-friendly fabrics or are avoiding plastic straws – every little helps! 

Visit Zero-Waste Supermarkets 

The Zero-Waste movement is growing each day but it can be really difficult to change your whole lifestyle at once. Most cities now have zero-waste shops where you can refill your basics (oats, cereal, pasta etc) without packaging. And the best part, it’s often cheaper and better quality than going to a regular supermarket!  

Eat Less Meat – Meat Free Monday 

11% of the UK eat a vegetarian diet but if that seems unachievable for you and your family, why not switch out one of your meals each week. Participating in Meat Free Monday can do wonders for the planet, the animals and for your health. And if you want to reduce your consumption more than that, eating meat no more than three times a week could prevent 31,000 deaths from heart disease, 9,000 deaths from cancer and 5,000 deaths from stroke, as well as save the NHS £1.2 billion in costs each year. 

Take a Reusable Cutlery Set 

One easy way to be more sustainable is to avoid using single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery and water bottles. Bamboo travel cutlery is ideal for packing in your bag for picnics this summer. It’s good for the planet and convenient for you as you can simply take home, wash and reuse. 

Buy Second-Hand 

Everyone loves a good walk around a charity shop but often you don’t find the exact item you need. Try Depop or Vinted. If you’ve seen an item you like online, you may be able to find it slightly worn or even still with tags on for a reduced price. Plus, you stop the demand for fast fashion. Small actions reap great rewards! 

Avoid Food Waste 

Leading a sustainable lifestyle can be made healthier by not wasting vegetables. Don’t worry, we’re not telling you to start eating potato peels! But, why not save your veggie scraps in the freezer and once you have enough, make them into a delicious stock for soups, risottos and more… 

We hope these five easy steps will help you be more sustainable. Also, if you have any good tips and tricks, we’d love to know!