4 easy swaps
Never leave home without
your water bottle.
your re-usable coffee cup. Collapsible cups take the same space as a card game & are leak proof to ensure no drops of coffee leaks in your bag.
your re-usable carrier bags.
From experience, we recommend you 2 of each of the above so you can have one the office & carry one with you.
4. Swap your plastic non recyclable toothbrush for our bamboo toothbrush. You don't have to change your habits or stop washing your teeth, but simply enjoy a new feel good experience!
2 areas to look into
If you have not taken any single-use plastic bags for 4 week & you now stare heavily at all the plastic coffee cup drinkers, then you are ready to move to the next level!
ON THE GO
Make your choice looking of the packaging - If you are not craving for something specific, just have a quick look at the different packaging choices.
Avoid all the salad bowls
Choose a deli-type restaurant where you can bring your own salad bowl.
Bring a set of cutlery from home or buy a small set. If you keep forgetting your home cutlery, save & re-use the plastic set from your take away lunch.
For fruits & vegetables
When shopping, always go for the options without plastic around the vegetables & fruits.
The easy ones are bananas, apples, oranges, avocados, tomatoes, lemons.
The home delivered vegetables boxes can be a true help - The 1st order might not be 100% correct, but your second one will!
Farmers market are a perfect option & if you want to be delivered we tried Farm drop - a lovely ethical grocer with strong values.
For Meat & Fish - Avoid pre-pack meats & fish, by going to your local butcher or fish shop. If you don't have any, your retailer butcher's & fisherman's counters, will be happy to help you, and they will use less plastic.
For Bread - Either you have a lovely bakery close to your house or the retailer's bakery section is a great alternative if you come with your own bag. You can save a lot of bread plastic bags this way!
Home milk delivery is a lovely option for everyone who are living in small houses or a flat where walking down the stairs is not too long!
Milk or orange juice glass bottles are delivered to your door stop, & you send back to be washed out and re-used.
We tried for you
If you have porridge, pick up the Quaker carton box, where there is no plastic at all.
Pasta & Rice exist in carton packs.
Condiments - Most of the time glass options are available, so don't forget to pick up the glass option for olive & sunflower oils, ketchup, mustard & mayonnaise.
WHEN THEY ARE NO OTHER SOLUTIONS?
As we are at the beginning of the plastic reduction adventure, most of the time no plastic free solutions are available.
A few ideas then:
1/ Is there a plastic option made of recycling material?
2/ Ask yourself, do I really need it?
3/ If you really need it, can I buy it in a bigger portion ?
4/ If nothing is available, then go for it.