New Year’s Resolutions, Veganuary and marmalade….

Single-use plastic seems to be on many people’s hit list for their new year’s resolutions in 2019! Many of you may have been ditching unnecessary plastic for even longer, whether you’re a buying-loose novice or a veteran pro, we’ll help you on the next steps of your journey.

If you’re just getting started, check out our previous blog post for 25 ways to ditch single-use. Another useful resource can be found at
https://lessplastic.co.uk/9-tips-living-less-plastic/ where you can also find postcards and posters for sale. Alternatively, pop into the shop with some empty, clean containers and have a browse of the products that we offer, and grab a nice cup of tea or coffee too to warm up these cold January days. We also offer takeaway hot drinks, just remember to bring your reusable mug or buy one from us! We know shopping loose isn’t always the fastest option if you’re short on time, so simply pop in with your containers and a list of what you would like in which container and we’ll happily fill them for you to collect later in the day.

Maybe Veganuary has been your new year’s resolution, whether for a month or for good! We have an excellent range of nuts, fruits and grains and would love to hear your suggestions for other products you’re struggling to find plastic free.

Some of our newest additions thanks to your suggestions include:

  • Pistachios
  • Goji berries
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut oil
  • Seville oranges to bring some marmalade sunshine into January!

Keep your suggestions coming for new products!

We have also switched to a wonderful social enterprise for our cleaning product refills. Sesi, based in Oxford, delivers the large dispensing containers and then collects them again to refill, meaning zero waste. The products themselves are vegan, biodegradable and cruelty free, all made here in the UK. Take a look at their website here: https://sesi.org.uk/products/ or pop into the shop to find out more.

January has so far provided our busiest day of takings so far, we have even totally run out of shampoo so are awaiting a refill! We would love it if you could share your visits to our shop far and wide on social media and amongst friends. Remember all profits are going to the Global Footsteps charity, so every plastic free purchase in store is not just good for the planet, but good for people too.

RK

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