Green grocery shopping

Your weekly trip to the supermarket can be a strategic part of a green lifestyle if you plan ahead. Here are a few ideas for green grocery shopping.

Avoid single serving packages: If you’re trying to shop green and reduce waste, avoid food and drinks in single serving sizes. These items cost more and require more packaging materials. When grocery shopping, purchase the largest package of the item you need, and then divide it up into reusable containers when you get home.

Choose items you can recycle: A big part of any green home is recycling. However, all of us at one time or another have been stuck with a package or box that isn’t recyclable. Before leaving for a day of green shopping, make a list of the types of materials you know you can recycle, and look for food in packages made from those materials. By planning ahead, you’ll avoid being stuck with an empty package that cannot be recycled.

Skip the bottled water: Plastic water bottles are a growing environmental problem. Producing and transporting them requires serious fuel consumption, and they’re filling up our landfills. Instead of buying bottled water, invest in a water filtration pitcher and stainless steel water bottles to avoid the waste and expense of plastic.

July 29, 2008   1 Comment

Rattan Chair

Visionary - Rattan Chair

Another cool eco-piece from Visionary. The Rattan Chair is as fun and leisurely inside as it is outside. Sink into its soporific wonders for a tea and Sunday paper. Handmade in India, $ 364.95

May 27, 2008   1 Comment

Bambu reusable plates

Visionary Bambu Resusable Plates

Thanks to Design Bitch, I discovered another green boutique in LA. It’s called Visionary and is located in West Hollywood. They carry a variety of green products for the home and organic clothing. These stylish and eco-friendly Bambu Reusable Plates and cutlery sold at Visionary are a great paper plate replacement, especially now that it’s BBQ season.

8568 1/2 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood,CA 90069

May 27, 2008   2 Comments