Are you busy? If you answered YES to that question, there’s a great club for you. It’s called Everybody. Seriously, Americans are SO BUSY nowadays. We see it in packed schedules. And traffic patterns. And culture shifts. Take a look at take-out food – it’s on the rise. Or use of bottled water – also up. And all this dashing about means less time to stop and smell the roses. (But isn’t rose smelling important?) Let’s take a deeper dive on those trends and how you can make the most of them.
As busy families continue to add more activities to their schedules, more folks are turning to takeout and convenience foods as an ideal option for fast and easy meals. Statistics from 2016 say 68 percent of the U.S. population orders takeout at least once per month, and nearly 30 percent go for it at least once per week.
How frequently Americans order takeout food:
- 4 percent: Daily takeout
- 12 percent: Several times each week
- 17 percent: Once per week
- 19 percent: Several times each month
- 16 percent: Once per month
Water Bottle Use
Recycling is More Essential Than Ever Before
Recycling is always important, of course, but these trends are expected to continue into 2018 and are going to make it more essential than ever. The earth is green and glorious, and the little choices you and your family make can go a long way towards keeping it that way. Green spaces are beneficial for the body, mind, soul, with studies showing that experiencing nature tends to make us happier and healthier people.