Ramadan kareem everyone. I know challenges are totally 2015, but let’s do this.
How does it work:
1. PLAN YOUR MEAL!
Think of healthy dishes you can cook with ingredients you can purchase loose and without ANY packaging- no paper, no glass (except for those you can return or reuse), no aluminum can and of course no plastic. Also, don’t prepare too much food – food waste is the worst!
2. PREPARE FOR SHOPPING!
Make a list of what you need to buy. Prepare containers, Tupper, jars, tanks etc. for smaller things like olives, dates, cheese and meat; cloth bags for mushrooms, grains, lentils… Put it all in a big shopping tote and
3. GO SHOPPING IN AN ORGANIC GROCERY STORE!
Quality over quantity (remember the after-dates-and-soup-feeling!)!! Purchase everything you can loose. For cheese, meat and antipasti hit the counter. The staff behind the counter is mostly very kind and professional about putting products in brought containers! Don’t forget to smile and thank them!
Try to use as less energy and water as possible – you can use the same boiling water for several dishes. Meanwhile, enjoy your favorite Qur’an recording.
5. BISMILLAH and BON APPETIT!
Don’t offer single use dishes or paper towels. Your favorite people will hit the bathroom when hands are dirty.
6. SPREAD THE WORD!
Take a picture of the trash you made OR your fingers making a zero, copy-paste this text, post it on social media with the hashtag #ZeroWasteIftarChallenge and TAG at least three people you want to challenge!
Let’s have a blessed, clean and trash-free Ramadan!
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