We are now shopping regularly at Refillabell, our local zero waste shop which opened recently. I have a wonderful new bike with a large and sturdy basket so I can easily cycle back with jars and pots full of dates, oats, dried apricots, chia seeds, ground almonds, nuts, risotto rice, fudge and chocolate buttons! We’ve filled up large containers with washing up liquid and I’ve also bought soap, bamboo toothbrushes, FitPit deodorant and period pants (which are great for running!).
However, I am aware that as a family we are still generating plastic waste – some goes into the recycling bin and some the landfill bin (which is now twinned with a recycling project in Bangladesh) – so I’ve just signed up to The Big Plastic Count which is 16th to 22nd May. The aim is to gather evidence to convince the government, big brands and supermarkets that rapid change is needed. Why don’t you sign up too?