As a first step, why not decide to stop buying fruit and veg in the supermarket, where it’s often plastic wrapped? If you do ‘supershop’ though, then consider buying items loose whenever they’re available.
Or head to your local high street grocer, or to The Olive Tree, Mold Farmers Market, Mold Street Market, a local farm shop, wholesaler Jones Price or a roadside stall. Less plastic and less food miles = wins all round!
Choose flours, cereals, pasta, rice, sugar, dried fruit, cake mixes, nuts, seeds and other dried goods in paper bags. Some supermarkets sell more plastic-free goods than others, but to be sure of a good selection, head to your local refill shop: in Mold we have The Olive Tree and Tasters Delicatessen, both of which are happy to refill your own containers. Tasters are also happy to sell small quantities.
Both The Olive Tree and Tasters Delicatessen sell bread flour without plastic wrapping – or head to Mold market every Wednesday and Saturday to get your loaves, rolls and treats in paper bags. Availability varies, but all our local bakers are great and have plastic free options. In the supermarket, opt for loose bread and take your own washable cotton bag to pop it in.
Buy yoghurt in bigger containers and decant it into smaller pots (reuse the containers afterwards) – or have a go at making your own in glass jars.