Make your Megablock a mega star - simply wrap the excess packaging around the end of your block to seal in the flavour. Alternatively there’s lots of things that you’ve already got around your home that can be used-No extra packaging required, trust us!
Bags of help - keep all your bags! You don’t need fancy totes to reduce your usage, just reuse the ones you have again and again.
Opt out to help out - where possible look out for the little tick box at the checkout when ordering groceries or other items on line about having your items individually packaged. Most of the time you don’t need this, and it’s an easy way to minimise additional plastic in your order.
Free your fruit and veg - when it comes to loose produce, only use paper bags if available, or simply put them straight into your basket or trolley. Your fruit and veg were exposed to the elements, they’ll survive your shop!
Love your leftovers - it’s great to use up leftover food, but avoid covering with cling film. If it’s in a bowl, simply cover with a side plate, or decant into a reusable container. If you really need to cover it, try using a reusable covers such as versatile wax wrap.
Get creative with your cooking - can’t go without your daily snack bar or have a penchant for a particular pot of nibbles? Experiment with making your own - you can also add your own twist to make the snack you’ve always dreamed of.
Swap the staples - when you can, choose alternative products to staples such as milk and bread that aren’t wrapped in plastic. Try milk in glass bottles and bread wrapped in paper - it’s also a great way to try something new too!
Bulk is best - consider purchasing larger quantities, less often. Whether that’s a 3kg bag of rice or one big clothes shop, you’ll reduce the amount of packaging required in delivery, and might save some money too.
Reuse not refuse - try to reuse what plastic items you have more than 5 times. Investing in water bottles, cups and cutlery that are designed to be reused are great, but even using the plastic bottle you already have more than once is another not purchased.
Pass on the pledge - educate your friends and family on what they can do to reduce their plastic use, and commit to the plastic pledge together. Remember, it’s a little from a lot of us that will make a difference. Share how you’re reducing your plastic with #myplasticpledge
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