Lidles is a chain of budget supermarkets. It offers some plastic free surprises. (Click the links to see a review and other options). Take your own bags
pistachios (take your own bag and scoop out as much as you want)
White rice in a cardboard box
Bakery section selling loose rolls and continental pastries. These are good value and pretty good – particularly enjoyed the pain au raisin. Again take your own bags.
Tissues, box of, without a plastic collar.
I haven’t tried these but they look promising;
bread mix flour with yeast already added just add oil and water, what sounds like plastic free corn flour and breadcrumbs in a box (no plastic crackle when squeezed).
Sadly most of the veg is plastic wrapped and all the meat and cheese.
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.”
Butter – Paper
Bread, loaves and rolls – Bulk from Bakery – Very good selection
Breadcrumbs – Cardboard – Can anyone confirm there is no bag inside?
Bread Mixes, various larger bags – Paper
Cake Mixes, various – Paper – Seasonal item not always in stock
Cornflour – Cardboard – Can anyone confirm that there is no bag inside?
Doughnuts – Bulk from Bakery
Feta – Glass Jar
Fish Fingers and battered fish, MSC – Cardboard
Fruit and Vegetables – Reasonable selection of loose produce
Nuts, salted cashews, pistachios – Bulk bins – Take very light weight bags as no tare
Oats – Paper – Excellent value
Pastries, Croissants, Pain Au Choc and various Danishes – Bulk from Bakery
Pizza Slices – Bulk from Bakery
Rice, white – Cardboard
Salt – Cardboard
Washing powder, non-bio – Cardboard – No plastic scoop