How To Eat More Sustainably

Coconut Bowls

The way we eat makes a big difference on our environmental impact. Here are some ways that you can eat more sustainably and reduce your food-related eco footprint!

Eat seasonal produce

Eating produce that’s in season helps local farmers and business, it's usually cheaper and better quality, and it’s the more sustainable choice. Seasonal produce isn’t stored as long and generally isn’t transported as far as out-of-season produce, which significantly cuts down on food mileage and therefore our carbon footprint.

The best way to shop seasonally is by heading to your local farmers market! Otherwise, do some research on the internet to see what is in season where you live, a big hint is: if a food gets a hefty price hike, then it’s probably out of season!

Eat less animal products and more plant-based foods

It takes a huge amount of natural resources to mass produce animal products! Going vegan can dramatically decrease your carbon footprint, but even if you don’t commit to the vegan lifestyle 100% of the time, you could make a big difference by simply eating only plant-based foods a few days a week.
 
Filling our plates with  plant foods should be a priority at every meal. The production of whole plant foods generally has much less of an environmental impact than animal foods.
 
 (image via @rawandfree)

Buy fair trade

When you buy fair trade foods, you’re supporting a cause that’s invested in improving the working conditions of farmers and holding farms accountable for the environmental standards they must comply with. Whether it’s a small chocolate bar or a box of cereal, buying fair trade means you’re purchasing products that were made with no GMOs, and with sustainably sourced soil and water.  

Compost your food waste

Instead of tossing a lot of your food waste, start a compost bin! Composting allows minerals and nutrients to be recycled, so instead of creating trash, food becomes soil, which grows more food, which can be turned back into soil!


 

Start a little veggie garden

Growing your own food reduces how much food mileage you imprint on the earth, as well as how many resources are used to get the food to your table. If you live in an oversaturated city, look for community garden spaces where you can participate.
 

Buy organic

If you have the means, always choose organic! By doing so, you’re not paying into a system that mistreats the planet with harsh chemicals.

 

Shop in bulk

You’ll waste less packaging and the food you get will have required less transportation to get to you. 
 

Plan your meals and food shopping

Planning your meals before going shopping and only buying as much as you need can help reduce household food waste, helping the environment and saving you money.
 

Eat less processed and packaged food

These foods tend to be more resource intensive to produce. Also, if packaging isn’t recyclable, it goes into landfill, contributing to our overall waste problem.

Use recycled and reusable kitchenware

Thrift shops and garage sales are a great place to pick up cheap perfectly good crockery, utensils, cookware and much more! It’s much more sustainable to use what’s already been produced than to require new products every time you have a kitchen need.
 
Purchase kitchen products that are made from recycled natural materials, like COCONUT BOWLS! Our bowls are made from 100% recycled coconut shells that are discarded from the coconut water, flesh and oil industries. Learn more about how bowls are harvested and made here.

'Eco-friendly bowls for eco-friendly souls'

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Coconut Bowls Review: My Fridgie

Coconut Bowls

Written by Maria Loghin (Republished from My Fridgie)

Gorgeous Coconut Bowls: beautifully crafted, and handmade out of discarded coconut shells! 
I actually didn’t know this, but over 99% of shells from used coconuts end up getting chucked and burned. The smoke from the shells releases a lot of methane and CO2 in the atmosphere, which is hazardous not only for the environment, but also for our health. 
 
These bowls are made using ethically sourced coconut shells after the flesh and water has been extracted. The shells are then cut, cleaned, sanded down, and polished with coconut oil. So aside from them being eco-friendly and free from anything artificial, you won’t find two alike. Every single bowl, just like every person, is unique. 
Coconut Bowls come in 3 different varieties: original ( smooth inside and out ), natural ( smooth inside, rough exterior ), and white ( finished off with an FDA approved food safe white lacquer ). On their site you can also find some lovely wooden sono spoons made from reclaimed Amboyna tree wood that pair really nicely with the bowls.
I personally LOVE these bowls. I really, really like the idea of recycling coconut shells and reducing waste. They are perfect for serving smoothies, and somehow, when you eat out of them you almost feel transported to a tropical island! 
If you wish to buy a set of Coconut Bowls, click here.

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Coconut Bowls feature in Rebates zone's Christmas Gift Guide for 2016

Coconut Bowls

Last week we were lucky enough to feature in the Christmas Gift Guide of one of America's most popular coupon sites, Rebates Zone.

Rebates Zone have over 4,000,000 users, and to published as one of their favorite products for 2016 is a great achievement for our young business. 

Here's what they had to say about us.

COCONUT BOWL

This outstanding bowl looks like a wooden bowl and has smooth exterior finishing. The bowl is polished with virgin coconut oil. These bowls look like the products of nature and have their own charm. The bowls are perfect for serving any food you want. You can get one bowl for $12.95.

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