There are a lot of factors to be considered when shopping: what it the product made from, where is it made, what is the packaging, where will it end up at the end of it's life?
- Buying plastic free
- Buying second hand
- Buying ethical
- Buying recycled
- Buying local
- Buying reusable
- Using green energy
We are currently working on a list of options for sustainable alternatives to common household items. Watch this space!
Check out the Zero Waste Shopping guide compiled by The Rubbish Trip
Are there circular economy options available for the things you need?
- Community pantries - spaces to share food and garden crops.
- Community gardens - opportunities to get involved in growing food outside of your own garden. Community gardens often have produce for sale, providing locally grown and packaging free options that are in season!
- Share/swap - you can set up with friends to share different veggies, tools or household goods. There are also clothing swaps, tool libraries and other events that provide opportunities for this too.
- Timebanks - time banks allow you to share skills and time with people in your area. By helping each other out with skills already available in the community you can save money and strengthen social ties.