Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Quick Tips for Reducing Plastic

1. Always take your own bags with you when you go shopping

2. Use solid beauty products, e.g. deodorant and shampoo

3. Use soap instead of shower gel

4. Join a vegetable box scheme

5. Never buy prepared or ready meals, instead cook from scratch using the lovely vegetables from the veg box

6. Buy products in glass rather than plastic containers (e.g. like squash or tomato sauce); believe it or not, they usually taste better

7. Avoid plastic containers by buying butter instead of margarine and not buying food such as yogurt

8. Find a friendly local baker to get bread from

9. Source a local store health store that provides refills for household chemicals such as washing up liquid

10. Use laundry powder instead of a liquid detergent for your washing

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