Sustainability can be defined as ‘meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs’.
Environmental sustainability involves participating every day in making positive decisions that will foster a sustainable future for humans and all beings alike.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: this mantra has been around for decades, but there’s never been a more important time to embrace it than today. Reducing our waste is the most vital choice here, and it’s the easiest for us to do.
Every year trillions of ‘one-use’ plastics and disposable objects end up as landfill. From takeaway coffee cups to packaging waste and plastic straws, it is hard to ignore the endless amount of waste products that we are disposing of on a daily basis. While we would all love for product manufacturers to change their ways, it’s up to us first as consumers to change our behaviour.
By making small changes, we can make a huge difference across our lifetime. A simple example of a way that we can all participate is by giving up disposable coffee cups and bringing your own reusable cup. For a coffee-a-day drinker, you could save over 365 cups every year, and if you can encourage 10 friends to join you, that’s over 3650 each year!
Encouraging businesses to change begins with us as consumers no longer accepting unsustainable practices. Just like Coconut Bowls, there are many eco-friendly options made from plants, like biodegradable bamboo products and plates made from palm leaves.
Together we can make a significant impact. The reason sustainability is so important is very simple: our future and the future of our children depend on it. Sustainability 10