We created a series of Zero Waste Tips to celebrate the award-winning Zero Waste Week campaign with the goal of raising awareness about the environmental impact of all waste. It is for everyone to take part in, whether you are an individual, a business or an organisation, you can join in and reduce the amount you send to landfill!
Zero Waste Tip #2: Plastic Free Shopping
Did you know that around the world shoppers use approximately 500 billion single-use plastic bags per year?! If you, like us are annoyed by the enormous amount of useless plastic seen in supermarkets then we suggest switching to zero waste shops and markets for your weekly shops!
There is more to plastic free shopping than just remembering your own bag, although that does go a long way to reduce waste! Thankfully there are many zero waste refill shops popping up in communities around the world where you can take your own containers, fill them up and pay for the weight of your purchase. These shops make it super easy to reduce your waste when you are buying many different foods from pasta to rice, to flours and baking goods, nuts and cereals and even some plastic free swaps such as deodorant and shampoo bars!
Don't have a refill shop nearby? Not to worry, you can start small and just focus on the groceries that you can avoid plastic with, such as fruits and vegetables. Many supermarkets and outdoor markets offer plastic free fruits and veg and if you take some time you may find other products that come in recyclable packaging, such as pastas, cheese, deli meats and bakery products.
Supporting The Ocean Cleanup
In September 2020 we donated 10% of sales to the Ocean Cleanup because we adore everything they stand for and do! Thanks to your amazing support that month we were able to donate $250 to their cause to support their mission to clean our oceans.
The Ocean Cleanup is at the forefront of developing technology to help erase plastic from the ocean, with the most recent accomplishment being the launch of the Interceptor 4 which is extracting waste from one of the dirtiest rivers in the world. We suggest checking out their Youtube Channel to learn more!
Eco Friendly Reusable Mesh Shopping Bag
The choices we make each day impact the environment. Sometimes it’s a big decision… sometimes it’s as small as taking your own shopping bags to the grocery store. These mesh shopping bags are superb because they are easy to carry with you and lightweight. Plus when you buy 3 bags you save 25%!
Never need a plastic bag again! Refuse, Reuse, Reduce! Every purchase supports fantastic ocean charities.