Now more than ever, reducing waste is a priority. In Switzerland, each inhabitant produces more than 700 kg of waste each year. The amount of waste in cities has tripled since 1970, from about 2 million to over 6 million tonnes.
Thus, here 5 tips to reduce your waste when shopping:
- Take reusable bags and containers while shopping
Take one or more large shopping bags with you so you don’t have to buy new ones every time and avoid piling them up in your house. At Ôbio, we have reusable bags.
- Buy in bulk to reduce food waste
We provide you with bulk displays to let you choose the quantities and avoid food waste.
- Organize in order to avoid food waste
Write a shopping list by defining the meals of the coming week and checking what’s in your fridge and cupboards allows you to buy only what you’ll eat and can save you from having to throw away food.
- Avoid overpackaging
The excess packaging produces unnecessary waste which, as soon as it enters our homes, is redirected in a few seconds to the garbage can. That is why we offer you bulk products as much as possible and provide you with reusable, biodegradable or recyclable packaging.
- Recycle your waste
In Switzerland, we have a good infrastructure and numerous legal provisions to encourage efficient waste management. So let us continue to improve waste recycling. To find collection points depending on waste categories: recycling card.