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A quick overview of some of the plastic free / reduced stuff you can get in Morrisons Supermarket, Huddersfield.

A pretty good selection of fruit and veg and a good butchers and fish counter where they sell unwrapped cuts. Take your own cornstarch compostable bags because they only have plastic.
Most unusually for any supermarket they have a great selection of spices – fresh ginger, garlic and chillies, that they sell unpackaged. Hooray, stir fry tonight.
They do loose bread rolls and some round bread rolls they call bagels. They are not proper bagels more like round bread rolls  but you can pretend. Again you will need your own bags paper – or better still reusable produce bags,
Most wonderful of all is the buns. They do unpacked buns for £1.00 each which are very good AND they serve them in cardboard boxes. Huzzah!
See the full range here

Including

  • Cat litter in paper bags and dry dog food (sewn with thread – possibly synthetic?)
  • Pick & Mix sweet stall with paper bags. But you can use your own.
  • Salt in cardboard box – I don’t buy this as it is too expensive, (I buy from Lidles), but I heard it came plastic bag free. That has since been disputed. Does anyone know?
  • ketchup in a glass jar (metal lid plastic lined)
  • Vinegar in a glass bottle (plastic lid)
  • pasta (small plastic window but least plastic packed ready made pasta on the market).

More

I have not seen these myself but know a woman who has.

Here are some packaging less products from Louises Bayfield and her  “POSTIVE PRODUCTS LIST (UK) a list of High Street and Supermar-ket products that have no packaging or in some way help reduce packaging.

Cake Mix, Wright’s – Paper
Coconut Oil – Glass and metal
Cornflour, Brown and Polson – Cardboard, I believe this may be bagless inside
Coffee, instant, extra large sizes – Various packaging
Double Edge Razor Blades 10’s – Cardboard and small plastic cover
Ecover Washing Powder – Cardboard, no scoop
Fish Fingers, Birds Eye 30 MSC – Big pack to save on packaging – Cardboard
Gram Flour – Paper
Laundry Stain Removal Soap Bar – Cardboard
Oats – Several Brands – Cardboard
Pizza bar – Larger stores – Has anyone tried to buy one of these unwrapped yet?
Rice, Various 4 – 10kg bags, biggest selection – Various packaging
Washing-up Eco Liquid,

Shopping Tips

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

 

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