So you want to cut your plastic in your food. Well the trick is to buy loose, unpackaged products and take your own bags, boxes and wrappings. Easy peasy. Well maybe! Finding loose food and people prepared to use your own packaging can be a challenge but it can be done. Eating fresh is fairly easy it gets more tricky when you want dried pasta or rice. But I can proudly say we got almost everything covered. Visit the links for more details.
Bags & Packaging
Shopping plastic free means taking your OWN PACKAGING. Check out the plastic-free shopping kit here.
Try your local shops first. One of the joys of living plastic free is mooching round the local shops seeing what you can source. You might be suprised. Asian Supermarkets and Polish Delis are particularly good.
And of course you are putting back into and improving your own community. Read more HERE
Supermarkets & Chainstores
Because sometimes we have to shop there and yes you can get plastic free and zero waste stuff. Read up about them plus eating for a week, plastic-free, only from supermarkets a case study.
Veg & Fruit Boxes
If you still can’t find them loose in the shops you might want to consider getting a veg box delivered. many schemes are plastic aware. Take a look here
Find a rounds that delivers in glass bottles here but double check before you order
Loose Food A to Z
Find out if a shop near you sells bulk food loose. This is stuff that that normally comes plastic packaged ie rice, pasta and salt. And yes these shops do exist in the U.K. There’s just not many of them.
This is an interesting option that allows you to buy basic foods on line plastic free.
You can even use your own produce bags. Read more
Ask A Local
A great source of info is the Plastic Is Rubbish FB support group. We have people everywhere who,are ready to help. Join up join in.
Here are all our food finds
Tea & Tea Bags – did you know that tea bags contained plastic?heres a guide to those that dont.
Fruit Tea Where to buy
Coffee In huddersfield Buy your own beans loose
Tea & Coffee Merchants Suppliers of loose leaf an beans.
Cocoa Alas no more
Drinking chocolate A work in progress.
Bakery, Buns & Biscuits
Beans & Pulses dried that is. For fresh see fruit and veg.
Dried fruit & Nuts
Fruit and Veg a guide to buying, picking and growing.
Herbs, spices, salt & peper
Oils & Spreads
Buy Other Stuff On Line
Find more online products HERE
Another great source of info is the Plastic Is Rubbish FB support group
- The three levels of plastic free food
Bags & Packaging – how to get your loose foods homes.
Loose food shops selling loose, food that normally comes plastic packaged ie rice, pasta.
Category: 3.1 Food & Drink
- Nottingham The Roasting House – coffee
- Supermarkets & Eating Plastic Free
- Lard & dripping
- Chewing Gum
- Truffles made with plastic free cream
- Smoked Salmon
- Chocolate – Original Beans
- Milk Vending Machine Suffolk
- Bramble Jelly
- Apple Juice & Leeds Urban Harvest
- Sweetcorn Relish
- Tomato ketchup
- Tomato puree
- Tomatos – an alternative to tinned
- Porridge Oats
- Salad dressing
- Drinking chocolate
- Rice – brown, white & arborio
- Milk dispenser
- Oil Refill – back again?
- Rapeseed Oil
- Food and Drink Plastic-free product Index
- Pepper & peppercorns
- Tonic Plastic Reduced
- Yogurt & Yogurt makers
- How to booze plastic free
- Oil Vegetable
- Butter & Margerine
- Water Bottled
- Candied Peel
- Biscuits homemade Christmas Tree Decorations
- Nuts, spices, dried fruit & cake making supplies
- Juice and juicers
- Frozen Food Loose
- Vinegar Apple – shop bought, live or home-made
- Flat Breads and Maryam Bakery
- Chocolates and Sweets
- Tea Fruit
- Meaty Treats, Fantasy Fish
- Biscuits loose
- Fast Food / Street Food
- Ice Cream
- Pulses – lentils, beans etc dried
- Water – Tap
- Peas frozen
- Soft / Fizzy drinks
- Bread and bread machineS
Find the plastic free products you want and the purchase details will be in the post. You can search by search, or via these menus……
By Category Everything from food to watering cans to clothes
By Task Want to know how to wash the pots, throw a party or sew #plasticfree. Check out these posts organised by task!