Reduce Your Consumer Impact, Food Edition

Eat eco-consciously with the help of these 5 companies.

We’ve shown you how to reduce your consumer impact on our environment, how to shop mindfully during the holidays and we’ve shown you how to use the internet for good. Now, we present to you further companies, with the help of which, we can all reduce our food consumer impact on our beautiful planet. 

1. Vytal

The pandemic that shall not be named has really spiked an increase in food deliveries and consequently food packaging waste. As it stands now, consumers generate “more than 10 kilograms of plastic waste in food deliveries every year”, reports Viable.Earth.

Vytal is a great way to combat this amount of trash produced and create a more zero-waste approach to food delivery services. Vytal provides reusable containers to be used instead of paper or plastic single-use ones.

How does it work? 

  1. Download the Vytal app,
  2. Order food on any food platforms like you normally would, but instead ask for reusable packaging,
  3. Your food is delivered in Vytal containers,
  4. Simply rinse the bowls after use,
  5. Return containers within 14 days to any restaurant, cafe, or store, partnering with Vytal. 

Simple as that!

2. Too Good To Go

Speaking of waste – how about reducing food waste? Too Good To Go is a fast-growing company, focusing on reducing food waste.

Numerous restaurants, bakeries, stores, etc., have already become a part of the Too Good To Go movement, committing themselves to throw away less, or none, food, by giving away their products unsold by the end of the day for free or a small price.

How can you secure your hands on their goodies? Simple: 

  1. Download the Too Good To Go app,
  2. Search for available food nearby,
  3. Place an order,
  4. Pick up and enjoy the perfectly good food (for a fraction of its original price!).

It’s a win-win-win situation: businesses avoid losing profit, our planet avoids food waste, and you go home with a full stomach! What’s not to like?

3. Vegan Pocket

Another good app to keep on your phone is Vegan Pocket. Its idea is simple, yet effective: scan the code of any food product, and the app will show you whether the item is vegan. 

It’s no secret that by consuming vegan food, you’re helping to fight climate change, as the production of vegan food reduces greenhouse gas emissions, reduces land use, reduces pollution, and reduces water consumption needed for food production – as reported by VegNews.

In this sense, Vegan Pocket is a great tool to help many consumers, such as you, with consciously reducing their foodprint.

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4. Pukka

Pukka supplies your home with tasty, healthy tea. But it’s not just any other tea company – Pukka is dedicated to sustainability.

Pukka’s ingredients meet the highest social and environmental standards, their packaging is 98% recyclable, tea packaging is 100% recyclable, and the company has committed itself to be net zero by 2030, among other environmentally- and socially-impactful elements

5. Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat is a healthier and cruelty-free alternative to your typical burger for Sunday’s BBQ. Beyond Meat burger patties are made out of plant-based “meat”, but with the taste of your favourite burger patty.

Beyond Meat’s products are great sources of protein, are made by generating 90% fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions, their production requires less water and saves lives of approx. 250,000 animals per year.

And what is even better is that you can find Beyond Meat pretty much anywhere – in stores and in selected restaurants: you can find the locations here.

We hope you will find any – if not all – of these useful. But the most important thing is to remember, that we are all trying – no matter how small or big our efforts may seem, we all strive to make a difference and remember to not beat yourself up for feeling like you’re not doing enough.

Taking small action is better than not taking action at all. After all, every little good deed counts, and the more little deeds you do, the easier it gets, and the bigger the impact you create. We all have to start somewhere! 🙂


2 responses

  1. Those are all good suggestions. We need an all of them above kind of approach. Every little step makes a journey towards sustainability.

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    1. Couldn’t agree with you more!

      Liked by 1 person

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