Often hard to avoid, I know, but trust me... it is possible!
It's important to keep an eye out for alternatives to products you regularly buy and instead head to health food shops, local grocers, markets and village delis as they often sell items loose or in less packaging.
And of course, I would strongly advise you to visit a packaging-free shop near you - there are incredible shops out there including yours truly!
We offer household cleaning products, personal care products and a lot of fun & exciting snacks too - all #packagefree of course ma horse...
It's also good to consider what you could make instead of buying - think smoothies & juices, sambos, work lunches, snacks for the smallies, etc.
A few tips when it comes to reducing the amount of plastic packaging you bring into your home:
🌱Cereal: Look for packaging-free alternatives or products that come in paper bags... I am weak for oats and thankfully, there's a ton of options sold in paper!
🌱Milk / Mylk & Juice: Glass bottles is where it's at! Some biz will even deliver to your door! When it comes to 'mylk', what about trying to DIY?
🌱Honey: Opt for glass containers as you can reuse them to store food or refill at your local refill store
🌱Snacks: I have been buying mine at our local deli as I can get as much or as little as I need and yes, I carry a few empty containers with me AT-ALL-TIMES to avoid the packaged stuff!
🌱Fresh produce: Go for loose at markets and local grocers... some businesses are doing a great job, swapping plastic punnets for cardboard ones #kudos
🌱Pasta: Choose the ones that come in cardboard boxes as these can be recycled
And please remember: soft plastics *cannot* be recycled and a shed load of stuff comes in it so packaging is a major issue!!!
There are incredible zero-waste shops around - search for shops in your area and you’ll find delightful little places, I can guarantee you that!
It's worth taking your time to look for alternatives as you’ll not only reduce your impact on the planet but also save on bin charges.