Disposable materials are convenient and save time. How do we go plastic-free when we are busy and very time-pressed in Ramadan?
Understandably, we are all time-pressed during and after iftar, especially in late-night summer Ramadans when we have to rush to taraweeh and home to maintain a reasonable sleep schedule for work. Though using plastics does considerably speed things up in the pre-taraweeh rush, sufficient preparation of materials before iftar should ensure a smooth and speedy process and one that better aligns with the spirit of this holy month. Whilst purchasing and using reusable materials can be more time-consuming initially, after some adjustment, an efficient plan of action can be worked out in your home.
Isn’t it too expensive to have plastic-free iftars?
Buying reusable cutlery and plates is initially more expensive, but in the long-term saves money. And yes, better quality ingredients are pricier, but it is important to invest in one’s health and the environment.