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Plastic Free July: Tip #3 - Plastic Free Shopping

Written by Stephanie on July 9th, 2017.      0 comments

Here's some tips for limiting plastic when you are shopping this Plastic Free July.
 
  • Say no to the plastic bags that shops give to carry your goods, see Limit Plastic Bag Use
  • Take your own containers for deli and butcher items, you will have to brave to do this
  • Buy loose fruit and veges and not the ones prepackaged
  • Use your own cloth produce bags for fruit and veges, I've made some little drawer string bags for this
  • Choose items in glass, paper, cardboard, etc as opposed to plastic
  • Buy nuts, dried fruit, flour, legumes, coffee, rice, oats, etc from bulk bins (check out your local Bin Inn Store)
  • Consider buying commonly used items like flour and rice in bulk and share with friends (bags are usually paper)
  • Avoid over packaged products, go for products with the least plastic packaging
  • Go for reusable options where you can, eg refilling containers, refillable toner cartridges, etc
  • Purchase from a Farmers Market and take your own bags
  • Grow your own veges and fruit
 
Plastic Wrapped veges and fruit-607           vege bags-599

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Topics: Enviromental Plastic Free
 

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