When it comes to living more sustainably, we’re all in it together. But at Princes we know that making sustainable choices can often be difficult. So we’ve made it easier for you.
We are delighted to announce that we’re introducing 100% plastic-free packaging on our multi-pack Tuna. This means you can now place every piece of packaging in a recycling bin outside your house. It’s just the latest step in our ongoing journey to be more sustainable.
When possible, purchase fresh products from local suppliers such as market gardens or farm shops. As well as a change of scenery, this creates jobs for the local area and means money is invested back into the community.
Before attempting the big shop, check the food you already have in to avoid food waste and unnecessary spending. Create a meal plan for the week using existing ingredients, identify any gaps which will then form your new list.
The oldest rule in the book but easy to forget, especially weeks away from pay day. Aim to set aside your weekly spend in a separate bank account to keep track.
As a result of current circumstances, it has been reported that us Brits are reverting back to a weekly big shop. Top up shopping not only means more journeys, it’s more time spent shopping unnecessarily. We also tend to go over and above the budget as it’s harder to keep track of our food spend. So, brace yourself for a long list and box off the big shop to save time and money later in the week.
Having a build-up of ice in your refrigerator will make it much less efficient and can reduce the amount of usable space if it gets out of control. Regularly defrosting your fridge helps it to work more effectively and will help cut your energy bills over time. We recommend defrosting your fridge every 6 months.
It is estimated that us Brits are guilty of throwing away 6.6. million tons of food waste a year. Help to reduce this by putting any unwanted food to one side for compost, it makes a great fertiliser and helps to reduces the amount of food that goes to landfill.
Each day we recommend setting aside time for a cyber break. Switch off from social, turn off the television and set aside 1 hour without any distractions. During your break from technology, do something you love or get creative. Write a list of activities you never seem to find time for and tick them off each day. Once this becomes a daily habit, we advise challenging yourself or your family to an electronics free night.
Present pressure can occur at any time in the year, be more prepared by saving any unwanted gifts for regifting. Set a tradition amongst the family of leaving labels blank so they can be recycled.
It is estimated that 7.7 billion plastic water bottles are used each year in the UK. Reduce plastic waste where possible by drinking from the tap or purchasing a refillable bottle.
Hardier bags for life contain around twice as much plastic than disposable 5p carriers. Whilst opting for a bag for life becomes more of a tradition, we must avoid treating these as single uses too. Ensure your car, cupboards or handbags are well stocked with any existing bags to avoid topping up on shopping trips.