Thanks to the MyGlass zero waste online shop, it is possible to lead a more practical and economical life while limiting waste. As a member of the Zero Waste Switzerland Association, we would like to share with you some ideas and tips for even more "zero waste" in your kitchen and your daily life.
At Zero Waste Shop you will find many environmentally friendly products
Zero Waste Shop: A glass bottle that you can use over and over again
With the heat of the last few days it is important to drink enough. As adults we should drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day. Walking into the store and quickly buying a water bottle is easy. However, these are mostly made of plastic. In our Zero Waste Shop we have the solution for you: the glass bottle Pure Bottle. This glass bottle is easy to transport thanks to the carrying handle. We should all help to transport less waste and we should also put more emphasis on glass. Because glass does not release any flavours into the water and can be used again and again.
A Pure Bottle glass bottle is a sustainable investment.
Zero Waste Shop: Replace plastic bags with preserving jars
There are more and more Zero Waste Shops throughout Europe. Many of these Zero Waste Shops also accept containers that you can take home with you. This makes Zero Waste Shopping easier. Perfect for the Zero Waste Shop we suggest a few products. The jars can not only be used to store your food, but also as trendy containers for your recipes:
Zero Waste Shop: Store your food in glass jars
Private households are responsible for 45% of food waste. This is shown in a report by "No Waste, Let's taste" of the "Food Waste" association of the Canton of Zurich.
Who knows this situation: you cook way too much, store the leftovers in the fridge, forget about them and finally the leftovers end up in the garbage. We show you 5 steps to limit the waste of food in your household:
- Smart shopping
It is important to plan your needs before you go shopping. Make a shopping list and take a look at your fridge and cupboards to see what you have left (maybe take a photo). Buy what you need, i.e. what is consumed, and beware of tempting promotions and advertising. For smart shopping, choose unpackaged, local and seasonal products. Last tip: don't go shopping on an empty stomach, hunger will encourage you to buy more than you need!
- Optimal storage
Store your food in glass food containers. This can extend the durability. Glass containers preserve the taste of food. Act according to the first-in-first-out principle. You can also freeze food that you do not eat on time. In addition, keep-fresh tins made of glass are also suitable for baking, warming, serving, keeping fresh or freezing food.
- Correct portioning
We often have eyes that are bigger than our stomach! Try to portion correctly just before cooking. If there is any leftover food, store it in airtight glass jars for better storage. Be creative to use your leftovers in a new recipe or take them with you to eat the next day at work. If you still need to dispose of food, do so in a composting facility near you.
- Fun with Cooking
Take the time to cook, to reduce stress and forget the problems of everyday life. Dedicate one day a week to recycling leftovers (if you do not want to cook or do not have time). You can dry leftover vegetables or herbs or prepare good sauces. With fruit you can make juices, syrups or jams.
- Enjoying together
Cook for yourself, your family, your friends. Too many leftovers after dinner? Share them with your friends or neighbours.
Note: Do not put the lids in the oven or microwave.
Zero Waste Shop: Avoid plastic straws, prefer glass straws
Avoiding the use of disposable plastic packaging and giving preference to sustainable glass packaging, which is available in our Zero Waste Shop, is an integral part of the Zero Waste movement. We reveal the golden rules of the Bea Johnson Zero Waste movement. She is the one who helped popularize the movement and wrote the book: "Zero Waste Home - Happy living without waste! Here are the 5 main points to consider in order to live a healthier and easier life:
Avoid single-use products and everything else that you do not really need. For example, prefer reusable straws, like the glass straws on MyGlass.
The principle "Buy less, but better" allows you to combat food waste by focusing on better quality, local and unpackaged products.
Reuse of all your sustainable packaging, such as glass containers
As a last resort, if you cannot reject, repair or reuse an item, recycle it.
Compost your organic waste to dispose of your garbage and save money. Composting is an excellent nutrient for people with a garden.
The Zero Waste Shop of MyGlass and its packaging
Help us to recycle by giving your package a future
MyGlass endeavours to keep the packaging as far as possible within limits when sending parcels. The adhesive tape and padding paper inside the packaging are made of recycled materials. Glass remains a very sensitive product for transport, which is why we have to ensure that the inside of the packaging is well protected. Once you have received your parcel, fold the box to save space and then recycle it.