Food or cleaning product refills, lush bath bombs... anything you buy with zero packaging will score you a goal
What difference does it make?
Let's reduce waste and popularise buying packaging-free!
What do you need?
- A shop selling zero-waste products (on or offline)
Step by step
Research ways to buy products without packaging near you. It could be buying loose fruit and veg instead of packaged items. There might be a zero waste shop in your area where you can take your own containers to fill up with cereal, rice pasta and other dried foods. Lush is famous for selling cosmetics without packaging. There are a lot of options when you start to look into it!
Get out to the shop you've chosen for packaging-free goods.
Make sure you pose for a photo with your packaging-free products, either in the shop or when you get them home.
Two reasons for that:
- The materials used for packaging and the amount of packaging vary a lot from product to product.
- In zero waste shop, you usually bring your own container - that could be made of any number of different materials (plastic, glass) with different footprints.
Absolutely. Former Man Utd player Richard Eckersley and his wife run a zero waste shop in Totnes, Devon.
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