In the midst of a pollution epidemic, it’s never been more important to try and reduce our use of non-recyclables. Trying to reduce the amount of plastic that we use globally starts with individuals and businesses making switches between single-use plastics to more sustainable materials and sticking to these alternatives far into the future. You may not think that you use that much plastic, but every piece of cling film, toothbrush, shampoo bottle and most food packaging is made up of this non-recyclable material that is killing the planet. So, what can you do to reduce plastic use?
Buy in Bulk and Store in Jars
Storing your dried goods such as rice, flour and pasta in Le Parfait swing top storage jars can help to reduce the amount of plastic and waste you generate in your household. This storage solution offers better freshness than most plastic packaging that conceals goods in a supermarket and can help to extend the lifespan of your food, thanks to an airtight seal. While food purchased from supermarkets may still be wrapped in plastic, buying a bulk quantity and then storing in preserving jars is often eco-friendlier than buying smaller quantities more regularly, as they are packaged in less material.
New packaging for Businesses
As we’ve mentioned, brands and companies like to wrap their goods in plastic, and this isn’t just applicable to food. Everything from cosmetics to cutlery comes wrapped in some form of plastic nowadays and so for consumers to truly limit their single use plastic consumption it’s up to businesses to limit theirs. While plastic is a cheaper option in most cases, businesses can benefit from cheaper wholesale rates of other materials like glass. Our cosmetic range are ideal for those eco-conscious sellers who deal in everyday perishable goods like soap, who are looking to make an environmental difference and are available at wholesale prices.