Smart Shopping

Reduce your rubbis by being careful about what you buy.

The 6 secrets of smart shopping

1

Bring your own bag (BYOB)

Buy a bag for "life" from your local supermarket or use a reusable bag for shopping to help cut down on the plastic bags we all bring home every year.

2

Buy recycled

Look for products made or packaged in recyclable materials and buy them when you can.

3

Buy products with less packaging

Concentrates and refills are a great way to reduce unnecessary packaging.

4

Buy in bulk

Buy in bulk and redistribute into reusable containers. 

For example, instead of purchasing individual pottles of yoghurt, buy a 1-litre tub and place servings into reusable containers.  The 1-litre tub can be reused as a storage container or maybe accepted in your area's recycling service.

5

Make a shopping list

By making a list (and sticking to it) you only buy what you need - which means you save on the packaging (and on the wallet).

6

Buy long life products

Purchase reusable, refillable, repairable products as alternatives to disposable ones i.e. razors, pens, plates and cups.