Reduce Packaging

Why?


The UK created “11.5 million tonnes of packaging waste… (in just 12 months) in 2017” DEFRA 2020 p7

“In 2018 there were around 7.6 billion people on our planet. By the year 2050 it will be home to nearly 10 billion. We have the power to decide what kind of world those people will live in. Will we change our habits and start to clean up the mess we have made? Or will we continue with our polluting ways?” Jess French



How?



Household Shopping

Choose to buy in bulk

Shop in places that offer refillable options for household items such as pasta, rice, pulses, grains, dried fruit, flour, oils, soaps, shampoo’s and cleaning products.

Check out our local businesses in Whitchurch that offer package free food and household options in our Low Waste Whitchurch Shopping Guide.

Check out ZeroWasteNearMe . This is an online directory of shops offering unpackaged products with refillable options and/or reusable packaging

Cleaning Products

Get crafty. DIY household cleaners to reduce packaging and avoid toxic ingredients simultaneously. Visit out our blog post detailing DIY cleaner recipes.

Make-up

Make-up: Click here to check out a blog post exploring options for package free make-up.

Sunscreen

Sunscreen: Find sustainable packaging options for sunscreen by clicking on the sun!




“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become” Dr. Seuss, The Lorax