2 weeks ago
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When I first became aware of my buying habits, my heart was in the right place, but making changes cost me a lot of effort and it was very inconvenient. Some days, I just didn’t want to bother. I also often wondered how my miniscule amount of waste could possibly have any effect on anything. So why bother changing?
Reducing food waste didn’t happen overnight or as a single action – it was a series of small actions I performed that steered me towards a change in my entire thought process over a period of time. A string of behavior patterns led me to a more frugal way of living and therefore made for a less wasteful existence. Meal planning, not buying food packaged in plastic as far as possible, not buying in bulk, buying from local markets for a specific recipe, keeping an eye on ingredients that have an expiration date, and storing food properly to avoid early decay were some of the things I did (and still do) to reduce my impact.
Every decision I make on a daily basis has a consequence, and I think people don’t understand the gravity of their effect on the planet as one mere individual.