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Jerry Bottles

Jerry sell sustainable steel water bottles to raise funds for water projects around the world.  They love water so much that they give away 100% of their profits to bring water to those that don’t have it.

We sell steel water bottles to raise funds for water projects.  We are committed to promoting the #zerowaste movement and encouraging a cultural shift towards re-useables and sustainability.
Links – twitter – Facebook etc

https://twitter.com/jerrybottles

https://www.facebook.com/jerrybottles/

https://www.instagram.com/jerrybottle/

Please note…

This post was written by the contributor and  is  a PfU.K. Directory submission.

And the Pf U.K. Directory is…?

…a directory of UK-based groups, organisations businesses and individuals who are responding to the problems presented by the misuse of plastic. That does not mean anti-plastic necessarily but certainly plastic-problem aware.

The DIRECTORY is to promote their fantastic work. Read more here…

Got a project?
It is very easy to get a project featured. Each contributor submits a short synopsis of their project, focussing on the plastic aware element and I post it. You can read the submission guidelines here.

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Kedel Recycled Plastics

The Problems Presented By Plastic Misuse & How To Combat Them 

Today plastics dominate our lives. We use a shocking amount of plastic on a daily basis, often without even realising it. Some of the day to day plastic that we use includes plastic carrier bags, water bottles, the packaging that our food is wrapped in, beauty products, sanitary towels and cleaning products.

According to the United Nations Environmental Program, between 22 percent and 43 percent of the plastic used worldwide is disposed of in landfills. All this plastic is being wasted and more importantly, causing huge environmental problems.

It releases toxic chemicals into the atmosphere when burnt, kills ocean life and leaves unnecessary waste all over our planet. Experts are now describing some of the oceans around Australia as a ‘plastic soup’ filled with all sorts of plastic debris. Is this really how we want to treat our planet?

Plastics are here to stay. Literally. In the environment plastics will photodegrade which means they break up into smaller and smaller pieces, but they won’t disappear. To manage the build up of our waste we have a few different options: landfill, burn, or attempt to recycle.

Plastic is a killer. It kills millions of seabirds and ocean creatures every year who get caught up in plastic debris and discarded fishing nets, or end up trying to ingest plastic. In recognition of their impact countries such as Bangladesh or China banned the use of single plastic bags fourteen years ago.  The UK introduced a charge on single use plastic carrier bags in 2015.

What can you do to help?

Environmental and health issues are down to human behaviour. The good news is that this means that there is a recognisable solution, behaviour change. The bad news is that changing people’s behaviour worldwide isn’t an easy task. Plastic is one of the biggest environmental problems, yet it has a pretty straightforward solution: change behaviour.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle kendal plastics features 2

Three simple words to live by.  If we can reduce our consumption that is great.  If you have to buy plastic then at least make an effort to reuse it. Many things can be safely reused over and over again. If you cannot reuse something then recycle it.  A lot of plastics can’t be recycled so do check with your local authority.

Plastic water bottles

Can you invest in a long lasting bottle and save yourself the hassle and money of buying single use plastic bottles? People spend a lot more than they realise on plastic bottles each year, you could save quite a bit of money by investing in a reusable water bottle.

If you are caught out and you need to buy a plastic bottle, try and remember to take the lid off and rinse it out when you recycle it.  Young children overseas painstakingly unscrew every bottle top from the plastic bottles so that the bottles can be recycled (different plastics) that high income countries ship for recycling.

Food shopping

Instead of using plastic bags, get into the habit of carrying a small foldaway bag in your handbag. Also when you are buying your weekly food shop, or any products, try and avoid buying things with lots of plastic packaging.

Make a song and dance

We need to start questioning companies not only why they are using so much plastic (it costs the earth but it also costs them and therefore us). Excessive packaging equals higher charges for us.

Can they look at innovative ways to protect our produce?  Does a beauty or hygiene product really need plastic in it? It’s frustrating that more supermarkets don’t provide biodegradable bags such as corn based for fruit and vegetables. Don’t be afraid to question companies and try and inspire change.

These are just some of the things you can do to help. There are so many ways you can alter your lifestyle in order to help the environment. You might not think you can personally make a huge difference, but every little helps.

David is an expert on recycling and is passionate about helping to save our planet. He regularly writes for environmental, eco-living and recycling websites and is a key writer for kedel.co.uk, a company that sells recycled plastics.

Here are Facebook and Twitter links

Please note…

This post was written by the contributor and  is  a PfU.K. Directory submission.

And the Pf U.K. Directory is…?

…a directory of UK-based groups, organisations businesses and individuals who are responding to the problems presented by the misuse of plastic. That does not mean anti-plastic necessarily but certainly plastic-problem aware.

The DIRECTORY is to promote their fantastic work. Read more here…

Got a project?
It is very easy to get a project featured. Each contributor submits a short synopsis of their project, focussing on the plastic aware element and I post it. You can read the submission guidelines here.

 

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Supermarkets – All stores product list

Have to shop in supermarkets? If so you might despair of living a plastic free life. After all supermarkets are super keen on packaging.

Hooray then for Louise 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.”

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.
The plastic free freak should remember that
metal lids to glass jars are of course plastic lined .
Tin and cans including those for cosmetics are also plastic lined
Paper and foil wraps will be plastic lined.

Choose Well
If you really can’t do without it and you have a choice a plastic wrapped products, choose to buy the one in simple plastics that can easily be recycled

Many of these stores I have never been in. Others of course I often use. I have linked my reviews here
Lidles
Morrisons
Wilcos
Tescos 
Whole Food Market – if we have to have supermarkets let them be like this….

How To Do It
Eating for a week, plastic-free, only from supermarkets  – a case study.
Supermarkets feedback planning the supermarket of the future

Other places to buy unpackaged food are listed here.

The List

Do remember not all stores stock all products. It might be wise to check ahead if you are making a special visit. The original PDF will be updated as  Louise shops around so do check back there for updates. 

Once again thank you  Louise for such a fantastic resource!

Widely Available At Most Supermarkets

Bread Mixes – Paper
Ecover Laundry Powder – Cardboard, no scoop
Fruit and Vegetables – Bulk, take your own bags
Instore Butcher, Deli, Fish Counters and Bakery- Bulk, take bags and containers
Flour, Sugar, Eggs and Oats – Almost always available in paper or card
Frozen Produce in Cardboard – Linda McCartney, Fish (MSC), Potato Waffles Shake box to check there’s no plastic inside
Pasta and Rice in 3KG-10kg bags – Choose plastic (not film), reuse or recycle at Sainsbury’s. See some notes about which plastic is best, here.
Soap Bars – Paper or cardboard
Twinings Tea bags in biodegradable plastic (but the teabags contain plastic)

Aldi

Ale and Cider, excellent value selection of British brewed drinks in glass
Cake and bread mix – Paper
Oats – Paper
Rapeseed Oil, British, cold-pressed – Glass, foil and metal cap

ASDA

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

Fruit and Vegetables – Currently the largest selection of loose produce

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

Pasta, Fusilli 3kg – Plastic, recycle at Sainsbury’s

Pizza bar – Larger stores – Has anyone tried to buy one of these unwrapped yet?

Rice, Various 4 – 10kg bags, biggest selection – Various packaging

Spices, fresh garlic, ginger and chili – Bulk

Washing-up Eco Liquid, ASDA Own Brand 1litre – Plastic but larger than most, great value

World Foods – Always a few unexpected surprises in this department, please let me know what you find.

Boots

BecoThings Potty and Step stool, reusable – Biodegradable and cardboard packaging

Boltanics Toiletry Range – Organic, midrange – Some items in glass with plastic tops

Bath Salts – Cardboard

Burt’s Bees – Some products in Glass with metal lids and tins

Double Edge Razor Blades 10’s– Cardboard and small plastic cover

Essential Oils – Glass – Various tops

Lip Tins – Metal

Mooncup – Cardboard

Nivea Creme – Tin

Naty by Nature Nappies – Biodegradable

Origins Toiletry Range, plant based and free from lots of nasties – A few glass items – Pricey

Reusable nappies and supplies

Wooden Handled Brushes with FSC mark, Boltanics and Ecotool range for Make-up and hair – Packaging unknown

Co-op

Bread and Cake mixes – Paper – Really good selection in some larger stores

Costco / Cash and Carry

Save on waste buy buying big packs – Business Customers only

Homesence

Castile Soap, Larger bottles – Packaging varies but mostly plastic

Shampoo/conditioner/shower gel/ Bath – Very large bottles, sometimes organic and glass packaging

Soap Bars, sometimes organic- Beautifully wrapped in paper/card – Good gifts

Candles – Often votives in glass or metal tins with no packaging or cardboard box

Glassware – Recycled water glasses and sometimes goblets, No packaging other than a small sticker to base.

Many home items are unpackaged other than a price sticker. Some items are surplus. A good place to look for

Zero Waste Kitchenalia – Glass Jars, Stainless Steel Water Bottles, Insulated Travel Mugs, Tea strainers/Infusers,

Reusable Silicone Bakeware, Wooden Brushes, Scrubbers, Coffee presses, Wooden Boards, Wooden Bowls etc…

Some will be in cardboard or unpackaged with sticker.

Iceland

Has anyone ever ventured in?

Ikea

Crisp breads – Paper

Kilner style Jars – Good value – Paper and sticker

Loose sweets pick & mix stall with paper bags

Lidles See full review here

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

Lush

Bath bombs and fizzers – Bulk

Hair dye blocks, Henna/Indigo – Several shades – Bulk

Toothie Tabs – Cardboard

Soap – Bulk

Shampoo and Conditioner bars – Bulk

Most other products are in recyclable pots – return to store for free product

M&S

Herbs and spices – Glass with metal lids

Knickers

Morrisons – see more here

Cake Mix, Wright’s – Paper

Fish Fingers, Birds Eye 30 MSC – Big pack to save on packaging – Cardboard

Oats – Quaker, Scots Porridge and Own brand – Cardboard

Spices, fresh ginger, chili and garlic – Bulk

Neal’s Yard

Various organic toiletries in returnable glass. Can be pricey.

L’Occitane

Organic beauty and toiletries, some in glass. Aspirational prices.

Ocado

Cake Mix, Wright’s – Paper

You cleaner refills – A concentrated eco cleaner in small plastic bottles

Poundland

Selection of glass kilner style jars – great for those on a budget

String

Robert Dyas

Borax Substitute, Dri-pac – Cardboard

Sainsbury’s

Butter, farmhouse, located near deli – Paper

Baking Powder, sachets – Paper and cardboard

Bicarbonate of Soda, sachets – Can anyone confirm packaging?

Berries, Frozen Basics – Plastic bag only – Return to store

Cake Mix, Wright’s – Paper

Cat Litter, Bio catolet – Litter and packaging have green credentials

Dishwasher Powder – Cardboard with small metal pourer – Works well in smaller quantities

Ecover Washing Powder – Large boxes – Cardboard

Fish Fingers, Birds Eye 30 MSC – Big pack to save on packaging – Cardboard

Lasagne Sheets, Basics – Windowless Cardboard

Naty Nature Care Nappies – Biodegradable

Oats, Quaker and Flahavan’s – Cardboard / Paper

Pizza Bar – Larger Stores – Has anyone brought one unwrapped yet?

Double Edge Razor Blades 10’s– Cardboard and small plastic cover

Soap Bars, various including organic – Cardboard

Spaghetti 3kg – Plastic – Can be brought back to store for recycling

Toilet Paper, 100% recycled, 6 space saving rolls – Plastic wrap can be recycled in store

Vinegar, Sarson’s distilled White 568ml – Glass bottle, plastic cap

Washing Powder, Own Brand – Cardboard – no plastic scoop

Plastic bag recycling bins in store entrance – Sainsbury’s products with this type of packaging are clearly marked.

Any brands can be deposited but check they are plastic and not film. As a rule film cleanly tears and is louder

when crunched, plastic is softer and stretches when pulled.

Staples

Toilet Tissue, Maxima – 100% recycled – Large cardboard box, no inner tubes

Toilet Rolls, 8 pack – 100% recycled – Plastic wrap, recycle at Sainsbury’s

Envelopes, various sizes, business size bulk packs – 100% recycled – Cardboard box

Tea and Coffee – Huge catering size packs, various packaging, shake box to check there’s no plastic inside

Tesco – See more Tescos products here

Bath Salts, Radox – Cardboard

Coffee Beans, Lavazza 1kg – Usual non-recyclable packaging, largest available

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

Cat litter, Sanicat Eco – I believe this is in a paper bag

Olive Oil, Il Casolare – Flip top glass bottle, reusable?

Tea Bags Miles West Country Tea – Paper bag, can anyone confirm that this is not laminated?

 

Wilcos

Bicarbonate of Soda, large crystals – Cardboard

Borax Substitute – Cardboard

See more Wilcos Products here

Waitrose

Bakery, rolls, cakes, fancy cakes and childrens decorated biscuits – Bulk

Butter, British – Paper

Borax Substitute, Dri-pac – Cardboard – Larger stores only

Bread Mix, good selection – Paper

Cat Litter, Waitrose wood pellets – Recycled wood and paper packaging

Coconut Oil, Groovy Food, Organic – Glass Metal

Coffee – Free with my Waitrose card – Take own cup

Dishwasher Powder – Cardboard

Fish Fingers, Birds Eye 30 MSC – Big pack to save on packaging – Cardboard

Juice Bar – Could ask for a refill ? – Not available in all stores

Neal’s Yard Products – Glass can be returned to Neal’s Yard shops for refund

Naty Nature Care Nappies – Biodegradable

Oats – Flahavan’s, Mornflake, Quaker – Paper and cardboard

Soap Bars – Including organic – Paper and Cardboard

Toilet Rolls, 9 pack, 100% recycled – Plastic wrap (recycle at Sainsbury’s)

Vinegar, Sarson’s distilled White 568ml – Glass Bottle

YOU cleaner refills – A concentrated eco cleaner refill in plastic

 

 

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Fabric Offset Warehouse

Offset Warehouse is a social enterprise which brings together a huge range of hand-picked eco fabrics and haberdashery, ideal for all textile projects. Whether you’re into fashion, lingerie, interiors, toys, quilts or other crafts, we have everything you need to create a product that not only looks good, but does the planet good, is kind to the workers who produced the raw materials – and that doesn’t harm your loved ones with dangerous chemicals and pesticides!

As well as most of our products being natural and biodegradable we have eliminated all plastic from our packaging. Everything is sent out in recyclable paper and cardboard.

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Please note…

This post was written by the contributor. and  is  a PfU.K. Directory submission.

And the Pf U.K. Directory is…?

…a directory of UK-based groups, organisations businesses and individuals who are responding to the problems presented by the misuse of plastic. That does not mean anti-plastic necessarily but certainly plastic-problem aware.

The DIRECTORY is to promote their fantastic work. Read more here…

Got a project?
It is very easy to get a project featured. Each contributor submits a short synopsis of their project, focussing on the plastic aware element and I post it. You can read the submission guidelines here.

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Branded Cups

Reusable plastic souvenir Cups for any event. Premier solution to millions of disposable cups thrown into landfill sites in UK & Ireland each year.

Plastic Challenge – Reduce the millions of disposable cups thrown into landfill sites

Branded Cups pride ourselves on being a supporter of charities wherever possible and being a sustainable organisation not only with the products we supply but also the manner in which we operate. We embrace environmental, social and economic challenges to ensure we are not compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
The philosophy is to supply any and every event with reusable plastic cups, providing a personal service at the most competitive rate possible.
Our knowledgeable experience, enthusiasm and a desire to go the extra mile for each client ensuring they are not simply content but delighted with our service ensures long term growth.
This is illustrated with 100% of our clients returning for repeat orders, we like to be reused just like our Branded Cups. We have a wealth of experience in business and management; complimented with sales, marketing and accountancy

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Please note…

This post was written by the contributor. and  is  a PfU.K. Directory submission.

And the Pf U.K. Directory is…?

…a directory of UK-based groups, organisations businesses and individuals who are responding to the problems presented by the misuse of plastic. That does not mean anti-plastic necessarily… but certainly plastic-problem aware.

The DIRECTORY is to promote their fantastic work. Read more here…

Got a project?
It is very easy to get a project featured. Each contributor submits a short synopsis of their project, focussing on the plastic aware element and I post it. You can read the submission guidelines here.

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Cleaning products – refill system

Planet Earth offers a range of household cleaning products with a unique refill and reuse system.

It works and has been scientifically tested to be as good as the leading brand.

It’s an eco winner: To make a bottle of eco2life cleaner, fill a spray bottle about half full of ordinary tap water, simply add one ‘small wonder’ refill to the spray bottle and top up with cold tap water. Replace the trigger, give it a quick shake – you’re all set to go.

There is no lugging of ‘water’ back and forth, requiring less production, less energy, less packaging

Our spray trigger is designed for a long life and our spray bottles are reusable.

Vegetarian Society Approved.

It’s made in the UK and of course it’s made from naturally derived readily biodegradable aquatic safe ingredients with fully recyclable packaging.

Planet Earth eco2life ‘The brilliantly simple refill system’!

Please note

This post was written by the contributor. It is not a Plastic Is Rubbish review, does not represent my personal opinions and I may not have used this product or service. Instead it is a PfU.K. Directory submission.

The Pf U.K. Directory is…?

…a directory of UK-based groups, organisations businesses and individuals who are responding to the problems presented by the misuse of plastic. That does not mean anti-plastic necessarily but certainly plastic-problem aware.

In 2014 I hope to feature 12 UK-based initiatives featuring refuseniks, trash slashers, businesses and the rest.

The DIRECTORY is to promote their work not mine. Read more here…

Got a project?
It is very easy to get a project featured. Each contributor submits a short synopsis of their project, focussing on the plastic aware element and I post it. You can read the submission guidelines here.

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a fine choice ltd.

reusable environmentally friendly products that substitute disposable plastic products

I offer people an alternative to disposable products e.g. they can order a reusable glass straw to substitute disposable plastic straws or they can buy a BPA free stainless steel bottle instead of using disposable plastic bottles

I love all things natural, eco & healthy -Daniela Schaffri

Links: www.afinechoice.co.uk

FB a fine choice Twitter @afinechoice

Store www.afinechoice.co.uk

Please note

This post was written by the contributor. It is not a Plastic Is Rubbish review, does not represent my personal opinions and I have not used this product or service. Instead it is a PfU.K. Directory submission.

The Pf U.K. Directory is…?

…a directory of UK-based groups, organisations businesses and individuals who are responding to the problems presented by the misuse of plastic. That does not mean anti-plastic necessarily but certainly plastic-problem aware.

In 2014 I hope to feature 12 UK-based initiatives featuring refuseniks, trash slashers, businesses and the rest.

The DIRECTORY is to promote their work not mine. Read more here…

Got a project?
It is very easy to get a project featured. Each contributor submits a short synopsis of their project, focussing on the plastic aware element and I post it. You can read the submission guidelines here.

Follow us on facebook here

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Earth Conscious

Eco friendly business run by two mums, specialising in reusable over disposable products. We stock stainless steel straws to replace plastic throwaways. We also offer luxurious washable sanitary pads, aiming to reduce the huge 200,00 tonnes of landfill caused by sanitary products each year.

Our products are high quality and have a life span of many years, further reducing waste.

Links

Website: www.earthconscious.co.uk
Blog: www.earthconscious.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/earthconsciousuk

Please note

This post was written by the contributor. It is not a Plastic Is Rubbish review, does not represent my personal opinions and I have not used this product or service. Instead it is  a PfU.K. Directory submission.

The Pf U.K. Directory is…?

…a directory of UK-based groups, organisations businesses and individuals who are responding to the problems presented by the misuse of plastic. That does not mean anti-plastic necessarily but certainly plastic-problem aware.

In 2014 I hope to feature 12 UK-based initiatives featuring refuseniks, trash slashers, businesses and the rest.

The DIRECTORY is to promote their work not mine. Read more here…

Got a project?
It is very easy to get a project featured. Each contributor submits a short synopsis of their project, focussing on the plastic aware element and I post it. You can read the submission guidelines here.

Follow us on facebook here

Vegware – compostable fast-food disposables

Vegware is the UK’s first and only completely compostable packaging company. Vegware is forging and leading its own new sector – combining environmental products and sustainable waste management for a zero waste foodservice sector
 
 What we do to combat the problems presented by plastic over use:

You can’t recycle food with plastic in it, and you can’t recycle plastic with food on it. Vegware’s comprehensive range of eco packaging is made from renewable or recycled plant based material and is completely compostable. So unlike most foodservice packaging, Vegware can be simply recycled after use.

All Vegware has independent compostability certification to prove it can break down in under 12 weeks. Once food waste and disposables share one bin, the little that’s left is cleaner and easier to recycle. That’s why in foodservice; compostable packaging is the key to recycling everything!

Vegware’s range of over 200 completely compostable products include many award-winning innovations resulting from Vegware’s active R&D programme, such as hot cup lids, double wall cups, high-heat cutlery, soup containers and the gourmet box.

 Vegware’s in-house Recycling Consultant offers clients full recycling support and tailored Eco-Audits supporting CSR by quantifying carbon savings by the kilo for every order. In 2013, Vegware’s UK customers saved 925 tonnes of carbon – that’s like cancelling out the carbon from 578 flights from London to New York!  And Vegware’s free service www.foodwastenetwork.org.uk helps any UK business find local food waste recycling. Let Vegware help you go zero waste!

 
Links:

www.vegware.com

https://www.facebook.com/vegware

https://twitter.com/vegware

http://www.pinterest.com/vegware/

www.foodwastenetwork.org.uk

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Vegware were kind enough to let us sample some of their products. You can read our review of them here

Please note…

This post was written by the contributor. and  is  a PfU.K. Directory submission.

And the Pf U.K. Directory is…?

…a directory of UK-based groups, organisations businesses and individuals who are responding to the problems presented by the misuse of plastic. That does not mean anti-plastic necessarily but certainly plastic-problem aware.

The DIRECTORY is to promote their fantastic work. Read more here…

Got a project?
It is very easy to get a project featured. Each contributor submits a short synopsis of their project, focussing on the plastic aware element and I post it. You can read the submission guidelines here.

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Produce Bags Cotton From Spain

Co/Fo sell produce bags made from 100% organic cotton bags.

They are  well made, in a range of handy sizes packed in beautifully design, printed carry cases, (printed with 100% water based, non toxic ink).

The smaller bags have a metal toggle closure, the larger have a draw string.

They all have tags with the weight of the bag clearly marked so you can ask for it to be subtracted from the total weight of your purchases.

Check out the range

CO/FO Fruit and Vegetable bags.
Set of 4 Fruit and Vegetable bags and 1 cotton carrier/storage case.

Drawstring bag
Individual bag size: 30 x 35cm
Tare weight: 30 grams

Grains, Rice & Bean Bags
Set of 4 bags stored in a cotton carrier case. Individual bag size: 20 x 30
Tare weight: 20 grams
Metal closure keeps bag sealed tight, not letting any items escape.
Label loop allows you to hold the bag easily.

grains-bag-510x652Nuts & Dried Fruit bags / Set of 4
A Set of four 100% Organic Cotton bags for your dried fruits, nuts, candy and more…

Individual bag size: 17 x 20 cm
Tare weight: 15 grams

 

 

Extra Large CO/FO Bread bag with drawstring closure.

Set comes with two different bags – A large bag for bread loafs, potatoes or large vegetables, and one long baguette bag that easily fits 2 french baguettes.

Carrier Bag

backbag-510x652And you can take all your shopping home in their great shopper that waxes lyrical about the joys of shopping fresh, the smell of crusty bread and other delights. I was carrying a weeks worth of baked beans in mine but still…..

Mission Statement

But they are not just pretty bags, Co/Fo have a mission.
In their own words……
Based in Barcelona, CO/FO is the brainchild of Tina Ziegler and was created in response to the urgent need to raise awareness about plastic pollution while drawing attention to our daily habits that collectively form part of the global environmental problem.
As part of this they run various projects including the great plastic of our lives, a collection of photos of people and their trash – a weeks worth of plastic that is.

If you want to get yourself some good-looking, reusable produce bags and do your bit in the battle, go to the Co/Fo store

You can read up about other kinds of produce bags here

And loads of other ways to wrap it up, plastic free right here

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Do Your Bit Produce bags

DoYourBit is an organic cotton reusable bag company locally run in the UK that aims to put an end to the excessive amount of plastic packaging we find in shops and supermarkets like Tesco or Asda. The goal is to focus on package-free items which produce zero waste. From fruits and veg to bread or nuts, to be used for non-food items or also as gift wrap instead of using the disposable one time use stuff most people use nowadays – you can use these bags any way you wish!

Originally from Canada but now living in the UK, when I first moved here it came as a shock to me how much plastic there was and how few zero waste options there were. I began searching and it wasn’t even possible to buy produce bags locally. I had to order them online and have them shipped from elsewhere in Europe. Since then, I decided to start up DoYourBit with the hope of spreading the word of using less plastic disposables and creating change in a world where plastic is everywhere. My goal is to help everyone do THEIR bit to reduce the environmental impact they have on the planet.

Not only is DoYourBit a local company but the material is also locally sourced from a fair traded fabric company which helps us do our bit by buying locally as well! You can use these bags for everything; at the bakery, farmer’s markets, supermarkets etc. They are 100% handmade and machine washable.

Details:

  • Drawstring bag 34x28cm (with olive green cord)
  • Sets of 3 or 5 bags available

*Different bags sizes can be requested and custom-made for customers

For more information, you can visit DoYourBit at

FB @doyourbituk

Instagram @doyourbit.uk

Etsy doyourbit.etsy.com

Ebay ‘DoYourBit produce bags’

More 

You can find more reusable produce bags here

And check out our guide to buying food plastic free here…

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. Heres a list of towns with shops selling loose food,  organised alphabetically.

Please note…

This post was written by the contributor and  is  a PfU.K. Directory submission.

And the Pf U.K. Directory is…?

…a directory of UK-based groups, organisations businesses and individuals who are responding to the problems presented by the misuse of plastic. That does not mean anti-plastic necessarily but certainly plastic-problem aware.

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Natracare Menstrual and Personal Care Products

Are you aware that most sanitary pads are made from approximately 90% plastic? An average pack of sanitary pads contains the same amount of plastics as 4 carrier bags! Natracare offers a range of feminine hygiene products that are made from organic cotton and natural, sustainably sourced materials without compromising on the performance.

Conventional sanitary pads are made from over 90% plastic, they are bleached with chlorine, contain petroleum-derived superabsorbent gels and often contain dyes, perfumes and latex. With the average woman using 17,000 pads in a life-time the effects of this polluting industry are enormous, and yet most of us barely consider what we are using every month.
The founder of Natracare, Susie Hewson, set up the brand 25 years ago as a direct response to this polluting industry. She researched and created a viable alternative made from certified organic cotton, FSC wood pulp and biodegradable plant starches. The brand offers a full range of tampons, pads, panty liners and even wipes which are all totally chlorine free, plastic free and biodegradable making them lighter on the environment and also kinder on your skin.

Further to this Natracare actively campaigns against plastic. With the help of local girl guides groups the Natracare team organised a Coastal Clean Up on Rottingdean beach near Brighton and the company has supported various awareness raising projects about plastic in the ocean such as the ‘Making Waves’ art exhibition in Bristol and the Midway Film Project.

Find out more on www.natracare.com

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This post was written by the contributor. It is not a Plastic Is Rubbish review, does not represent my personal opinions and I have not used this product or service. Instead it is  a PfU.K. Directory submission.

The Pf U.K. Directory is…?

…a directory of UK-based groups, organisations businesses and individuals who are responding to the problems presented by the misuse of plastic. That does not mean anti-plastic necessarily but certainly plastic-problem aware.

The DIRECTORY is to promote their work not mine. Read more here…

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