How do you want to start your New Year?

Do you want to get a gym membership and make this your year to be your best and healthiest self? Do you want to make this your year to find a job that you are passionate about? Or maybe you want to do something as simple as appreciating the people in your life more. We all know how hard it is to stick with a New Year’s Resolution, and how easy it is to give up, so this new year, we’d like to encourage you to stick with them!

Maybe this year, you don’t have a particular New Year’s Resolution in mind, so we’d like to propose a suggestion. Here at Yumi, our New Year’s resolution is to share our knowledge of creating a more sustainable world with you! In this day and age, we are constantly in growing demand, and we don’t stop to think about the natural resources that we use on a daily basis to fuel our society. We neglect to think about these precious resources that seem to be growing a few steps behind us and never stop to make a few small changes to fix this problem.

There are many different solutions to the ongoing issue of plastic use, but where do we start? Here are a few suggestions to jumpstart your plastic free lifestyle for 2018:


Skip the plastic bags and turn to reusable bags

The toughest part of this task is to actually remember them. A suggestion to avoid forgetting your bags is to store them in the back seat of your car.


Invest in 1 or 2 reusable water bottles

Rather than buying single-use plastic water bottles, buy one or two reusable bottles. This will not only limit plastic use, but it will also save you money in the long run!


Cook more

How many times a week do you order takeout? Cooking more will save us from using plastic boxes and bags, AND it’s typically healthier for you!


Use real utensils 

Instead of buying plastic utensils, wash your non-plastic utensils by hand, or just throw them in the dishwasher. In fact, did you know that our Return compostable products are dishwasher safe?


Switch to glassware rather than plastic containers

Although you can reuse the plastic containers, it doesn’t last as long as the glassware. Plus, every time you use and reuse these containers, the chemicals that are used to make them can start to infect the food that you put into them.  

We hope that this has inspired you to make a difference to preserve our natural resources and our beautiful world for you, me and future generations, and we hope that you have a happy and healthy new year!