Being committed to local shopping, I prefer to buy that way whenever possible. I would encourage you to do the same. One of the joys of living plastic free is mooching round the local shops seeing what you can source. Find out more here.
Sometimes though there is no option but to use
Supermarkets & Chainstores
- and yes you can get some plastic free and zero waste stuff there but….
- YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE YOUR OWN PACKAGING. Check out the plastic-free shopping kit here.
This is new to me. It replaces Homebase on Leeds Rd, Huddersfield HD1 6ND.
It is one of 120 U.K. stores.
It sells paints, crockery, bedding, art supplies and some garden stuff.
Pet food & Bird Seed
- bird seed,
- rabbit,rat and chinchilla feed,
- dog chews and sweets
- And other stuff
all sold loose.
Of course they only supply plastic bags for your purchases but you could take your own reusable produce bags. If you have forgotten them, then they sell compostable plastic bags similar to biobags. You can compost these.
If you want to buy loose you will need to take your own reusable packaging – produce bags, tupperware even compostable disposables. You can find them here.
For the plastic free freak metal lids to glass jars are of course plastic lined .
Tin and cans including those for cosmetics are also plastic lined
For products that are packaged in plastic choose to buy simple plastics that can easily be recycled
Do remember not all stores stock all products. It might be wise to check ahead if you are making a special visit.
Don’t Like Supermarkets?
Other places to buy unpackaged food are listed here