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Environmental Friendly Shopping

SHOPPING FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT

Over one third of what we put into our bin is made up of packaging, some of which we can reuse or recycle and some which we have to send to landfill. There are a few good reasons why we should start to think about our shopping habits and try and reduce our packaging:

Time, Money & Petrol

If you don’t buy the packaging in the first place, then you don’t have to reuse, recycle or dispose of it.

Resources

The more we waste, the more resources (such as oil, wood, aluminium) that we use up. The less we buy, the longer our resources will last for our future generations and the less environmental damage will be caused by extracting them.

Use our Consumer Power

We all have influence as consumers and should use it. Make the most environmentally friendly choice when buying packaged products.
If it’s not available, ask for it!

Shopping List Buy
Vegetables/Fruit avoid plastic bags etc.   Loose avoid plastic bags etc.
Cereals Bulk/Cardboard
Drinks   Glass/Bulk/Cans/Cordials
Water (plastic bottles) Install Water Filter Buy in biggest container possible
Fizzy drinks  Buy aluminium cans and recycle/buy one
large bottle
Eggs Buy Cardboard / Free Range
Chicken Breasts/Sausages (In Trays) Choose a local butcher, avoid trays
Dog Food (Tins) Dry Dog Meal
Cat Food Buy in bulk/dry cat food
Bread (Plastic wrap) Fresh Bread from Baker avoid over packaging
Biscuits Packaged in Cardboard, avoid individually wrapped
Crisps   Big packets & split
Sweets/Chocolate Big bars & split (avoid fun size
with excess packaging)
Pasta    Packaged in cardboard
Pasta sauces Glass jars
Ketchup/condiments Glass bottles
Yoghurt Big pots/in cardboard packaging
Microwave dinners Cook large meals and freeze leftovers in take-away
containers
Rice (boil in bag) Packaged in Cardboard
Chips      Buy in bulk
Fish (Frozen)   Packaged in Cardboard
Butter/Margarine Buy in Bulk (use containers for freezer storage)
Vegetables (Frozen)  Buy in Bulk/Buy Cardboard
Cheese Buy in Bulk - Re-sealable avoid excess packaging
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