Have you recently bought something from the supermarket? Chances are, you went home with plastic bags, and that’s not good!
Let’s be honest though, we just can’t suddenly stop using plastic. We can try but thinking realistically, it’s definitely not easy. However, we can take minor actions and stop certain routines in our daily lives that will definitely create a bigger effect when sustained.
The idea of reducing plastic consumption is very important for the globe. Things that aren’t, are things that we need to question what is not pro-recycling, reusing and reducing. Question the things you have that haven’t touched in weeks, months and even years. As the saying goes, ‘If you haven’t used it in 6 months, get rid of it!’ Think of making use of these things and turning it into a reusable, recyclable and reducible item!
Thankfully right here in Egypt, many amazing startups have emerged that promote the three R’s mentioned above. Here are the sustainability promoters
Instead of constantly buying books, finishing them and then keeping them forever, Bookabikia is a platform that encourages you to exchange your old books with a new one to decrease the amount of money you may spend on book shopping and make use of old books kept!
BDiver has previously done events to collect plastics and waste on beaches or underwater. They created a series of events under BAware, the project ‘KEEP IT CLEAN’ in Nuweiba. Cleaning shores, underwater and desert as well as educating the BDiver Community on marine biology and finding solutions with the locals of Nuweiba!
Check out Mobikya’s Startups Galaxy profile here.
An upcycled furniture firm and a green interior design studio that recycles everyday things into furniture that looks very cozy. So you don’t only recycle, but you also get to have really cute furniture!
Check out Wasteless Startups Galaxy profile here.
A platform that encourages recycling of different forms of waste and that could be in a form of an old clothing or food that you won’t eat. Wasteless creates a connection between waste management organizations and individuals that want to make use of their old clothing or food!
Check out Shagrha’s Startups Galaxy profile here.
Shargha is an organisation that takes initiatives towards planting trees around Egypt, and planting rooftops with fruitful plants that also promotes healthy eating. So you can change the surrounding environment and your eating habits!
These amazing startups are doing a great job towards our environment and we think you should do too! If you know other startups that promote sustainability or create environmental initiatives in any way, leave it in the comments section below!
Happy International Plastic-Free Day!
- Reduce your plastic bag consumption
- Reuse your old books
- Recycle old furniture and stationery