HOW TO BE SUSTAINABLE WHEN EATING OUT IN THE UK
Eating out is a treat but for the for the sustainably-minded amongst us, it can be a tricky situation to dodge. Of course their is a lot that goes on behind the scenes in restaurants however there is plenty we can do from the table.
Here are my top 5 tips to be more sustainable in the restaurants you visit!
- Eat by seasons.
Eating fruits and vegetables by season is good for you. Foods in season contain the nutrients, minerals and trace elements that our bodies need at particular times of the year. Food which is produced in your own county travels less far from farm to shop so regardless of how carbon footprints are calculated it self-evidently has a lower carbon footprint.
Always have a second think when ordering eg at your Christmas party don’t order strawberries, they would have been flown in from another country or even grown in hot houses.
- Ditch the plastic straw
We all know how bad these our for the environment. They shouldn’t even be made anymore let alone on show.
A product made for lazy drinkers. SAY NO.You can always bring your own bamboo straw to the restaurants if you want to.
- Take your leftovers!
This is actually one of my favourite things to do! Bring that doggy bag along. Never waste anything. I sometimes think food taste nicer the day after anyway!
4.Say no to plastic bottles
There is no need to use plastic in a restaurant . Tap water is perfectly fine. Some restaurants even let you bring your reusable water bottles along with you.
5. Brush with Bamboo
For all of you guys with Invisalign, braces or garlic eaters who insist on cleaning your teeth at the restaurant - Use a bamboo toothbrush in the bathroom. Show off your brush to others. Girls bathrooms are the best place to connect with strangers. Ive had many compliment swaps with girls regarding outfits, make up, perfume… make your toothbrush compliment worthy, make it an @Bambuubrush.