Reducing single use plastics
Single use plastic accelerates climate change through greenhouse gas emissions at every stage of its lifecycle, but within our local community there are ever-increasing ways to reduce your reliance on it. This group helps champion ways we can reduce single use plastic in our homes and local businesses.
Areas where you can make a difference include:
- Carrying a reusable shopping bag
- Using a water bottle when out and about, and using one of the ‘re-fill’ participants
- Shopping with your own plastic container at the following shops - Walkers the Baker, Wotton Farm Shop, Parsons.
- Buy loose goods by weight and packaging free (local suppliers include: 'Leaf and Ground' in Dursley, 'Good Food on the Edge' fruit and veg shop, 'Loose' in Stroud)
- Cook as much of your own food from scratch as possible
- Pick up alternatives for single-use plastic, including beeswax wraps, glass kilner jars and bamboo cutlery
Plastic-free recipe ideas
Simple and tasty, these flatbreads can be used for wrapping food or scooping it up, so you don’t need knives or forks if you take them on a picnic!
Delicious, homemade coleslaw and another great way to avoid single use plastics.
Delicious homemade hummus in 10-minutes and a great way to reduce your single use plastic.
Easy, homemade yoghurt and a great way to avoid single use plastics.