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22nd April 2021

Earth Day - reducing our impact on the planet.

2021 Earth Day - Restore our Earth. 

 

Earth Day is not only a day to celebrate and appreciate the beautiful place we call home, but a time to reflect on what we can do to help save our planet! Living a completely green life can be tricky, and sometimes it can be overwhelming on where to start... so Tastily is going to run through a few tips that will help.

 

Plant-based changes 

Incorporating some simple plant-based changes into your daily routine can have a big impact on the environment.  Researchers at the University of Oxford found that cutting meat and dairy products from your diet could reduce an individual's carbon footprint from food by up to 73%.

The smallest of changes can make the biggest difference. Try switching up your morning coffee and trying a plant-based milk alternative… Oatly offers a wide range of dairy-free products that are super delicious. Brands like THIS and Meatless Farm also offer a great variety of plant-based meat alternatives that will satisfy your meaty cravings!

 

Less Waste 

As household food waste makes up 70% of total food waste in the UK, the planet will thank you for buying a little less or being mindful when planning your meals by buying what you need. Planning and prepping your meals will help you avoid wasting your food… Or you find yourself with a bit too much that week, freezing meals and repurposing your leftovers is the way to go! 

 

What we’re doing 

It’s important for businesses to step up and be mindful of the environmental impact we have on the planet. From the outset, this is something that has been at the forefront of Tastily. Here’s what we’re currently doing and working on: 

 

- Nationwide carbon neutral delivery

- Working towards being fully carbon neutral

- Our packaging is 99% recyclable and is made from recycled materials

- We offer packaging returns so that our delivery boxes, ice packs, and insulation can be reused

- We have a great selection of plant-based dishes for those who are wanting to reduce their meat consumption



Eating seasonally and locally 

Try eating what’s in season! When possible try to include seasonal produce in your diet, eating in season, and sourcing our produce locally is better for the environment as this means your food has traveled fewer miles to get to you and is good for the local economy. 

Will McDowell, our founder, says “Being a company focussed on freshness and flavour, we are always developing our dishes to include seasonal ingredients grown in Britain”

 

Staying informed 

Keeping up to date with environmental changes is so important, there are always new studies and researches that are being done across the world in ways in which we can do our bit to help. 

 

Here’s are a few of our favourite’s to follow to keep us informed, go check them out:

Environment + Energy – Views & Research – The Conversation 

Friends of the Earth | Home 

Earth Day 

 

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Written by Ieshia

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