So you want to cut your plastic? Let’s start with …
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.
Here is a list of food types by category with purchase details
Bulk/ Loose Food
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.
Heres a list of shops selling loose food that I know of, organised alphabetically.
N.B. YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE YOUR OWN PACKAGING. Check out the plastic-free shopping kit here.
Supermarkets & Chainstores
Because sometimes we have to shop there and yes you can get plastic free and zero waste stuff
Whole Food Market – if we have to have supermarkets let them be like this….
All supermarkets list of 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.”
Eating for a week, plastic-free, only from supermarkets – a case study.
YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE YOUR OWN PACKAGING. Check out the plastic-free shopping kit here.
Delivered in glass bottles but double check before you order
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!
Plastic free UK Directory
There are a number of on- line shops listed in the P-f U.K. directory.
Ask Plastic Free Bloggers
Even though I travel a lot, I cannot cover the whole country! No, really! so I try to link up with as many plastic free bloggers as I can. They will have their own set of links and local resources. You can find them here.
Shops and products we have used on our travels
Here is my plastic free tool kit…
Finally, if you are still having trouble finding what you want, I have put together an Amazon online catalogue. Yes I know – please read the disclaimer
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