What are some of the easiest swaps shoppers can make to become more eco-friendly?
I’d say my top 3 tips are:
Shop plastic-free. Find your local refill store for plastic-free pantry staples, cleaning, hair and body care refills, etc. The supermarkets are full of plastic packaging, so why not try your local high street for loose fruit, veg and bread and pop them straight into your own reusable bags.
Shop plant-based. We don’t all have to be 100% vegan, but moving towards a more plant-based lifestyle is one of the most powerful things we can do to lighten our human footprint on our planet. And again, I’d recommend taking it one step at a time. Why not switch to plant milk on weekdays, for example. And it’s not all about food, either – why not do some research on the ingredients in your skincare and, when it runs out, look for a plant-based alternative?
Shop local (and in season). Often the products you find in small, independent shops are made or sourced from closer to home, meaning less miles travelled and less emissions. Buying seasonal produce helps too – if you’re buying strawberries in winter, they’ve probably had to travel a long way.
Something Good is open throughout lockdown, offering a click-and-collect and zero-emissions delivery service. Pantry items come wrapped in recycled paper so you can refill all of your jars at home, plastic-free. Liquid refills come in returnable glass bottles (just like the milkman!). Sustainable shopping made simple. To order, visit the website. Or to find out more, visit their Instagram. or Facebook page.
You’ll find Something Good at 265 Jesmond Road, Newcastle NE2 1LB.