I’ve always tried to shop locally, support independents, recycle and reduce and embrace minimalism over consumerism but this year I’m really trying hard. Since joining the @ethicalhour community I’ve found loads of great plastic free alternatives and eco-friendly suppliers.
Business wise I use ethical banking, electricity and sustainable print suppliers and support businesses with a similar ethos. I am all about community over competition!
I still have a long way to go and far from perfect (I’m still partial to Aldi bargains) but the past few months my favourite eco-friendly purchases have been:
- Beathable beeswax wrap to replace clingfilm and keep food fresh. This stuff is incredible, much better than clingfilm and you simply wash and re-use!
- Shopping at my local veg shops in Cheadle and Stockport. No waste, far better quality veg and I look forward to seeing what is in season and having a chat with a real person and not blank checkout!
- Buying in bulk from faithinnature to refill my shampoo bottles.
I am still dreaming of a zero waste supermarket to open near me!