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At Prinos Farm&Deli, our number one priority is supplying our customers with the best quality food products around. However, we are also always looking for ways to help you shop and live more sustainably. In fact, one of our core values is to do what we can to help protect the environment. From providing reusable shopping bags, to offering refill stations for dried goods in store, we’re committed to ensuring you have the tools to live and shop sustainably.

Making changes to your daily routine and shopping habits can make a big impact on the environment. And after all it is 2023, and with that we know that protecting the environment is a global concern that needs effort from all parties. So, if you are looking for ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle, read on to learn some easy tips for living and shopping more sustainably. But first…

Why is sustainable living important?

Living and shopping sustainably has become increasingly important in recent years, as concerns about the environment and climate change continue to grow. Often without realising it, our actions and lifestyle choices can have a negative impact on the planet. By becoming aware of the things we are doing that contribute to climate change and pollution, and then taking steps to change those things, you can help reduce your carbon footprint and minimize the impact of human activity on the planet.

Some of the consequences of unsustainable living and shopping include the contribution to greenhouse gas emissions through the production and transportation of goods.  The use of non-renewable resources, such as fossil fuels, contributes to the depletion of natural resources and the degradation of ecosystems. In addition, the disposal of waste and the use of single-use plastics contribute to the growing problem of plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways. By making a conscious effort to live and shop sustainably, you can help to minimize these negative impacts and preserve the planet for future generations.

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Prinos’ Ways to be more sustainable

  • Choose sustainable products: One of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to choose sustainable products. Look for products that are made from renewable resources, such as bamboo or recycled materials. Also, consider products with minimal packaging or packaging that is recyclable or biodegradable.
  • Shop locally: Supporting local businesses not only helps the local economy but also reduces the environmental impact of transportation. By shopping locally, you can reduce the carbon emissions associated with long-distance transportation of goods. Prinos Farm&Deli offer an extensive selection of the best local products, as well as local seasonal fruit and vegetables from the farm to you table.
  • Use reusable bags, containers, and water bottles: Plastic bags, containers, and water bottles are major contributors to plastic pollution. By using reusable bags like the Prinos shopping tote, as well as multi-use containers, and reusable water bottles, you can reduce your use of single-use plastics and help protect the environment.
  • Bring your own containers and use refill stations: Prinos Farm&Deli offers refill stations for items such as grains, nuts, and dried fruits. This means you can bring your own reusable container instead of using plastic bags or pre-packaged products. This will help reduce plastic waste and is a great way to live more sustainably.
  • Choose products with minimal packaging. When shopping for items such as cleaning products or toiletries, look for products with minimal packaging or packaging made from recyclable materials. Buying in bulk can also help reduce packaging waste and save money in the long run.
  • Reduce food waste: Food waste is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. To reduce food waste, plan your meals ahead of time, buy only what you need, and store food properly to make it last longer. Additionally, composting food scraps can help reduce methane emissions from landfills.

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By implementing these tips and tricks, you can live and shop more sustainably, and help protect the environment. And of course there are multiple other simple tips on how to live sustainably. So when you’re ready do a deep dive and see what changes you can make in your own life. Remember, even small changes can make a big impact.

And of course, Prinos Farm&Deli do offer a range of diverse options for those looking to implement sustainable shopping habits. So just head down to our stores in Larnaca and Nicosia or visit our e-shop today to see the full stock for yourself.