How can I cut down on waste at the shops?

Ever thought hard about cutting down on your household waste?

Making environmentally friendly changes may seem intimidating, but there are actually many simple ways you can help out the planet and lessen the strain on our landfill. If you’re stuck for ideas, we’re here to help, starting with your grocery shopping.

Firstly, when you head down to your supermarket or your local farmer’s market, you can make a sustainable choice by bringing along a reusable shopping bag.

This means that when it comes time to pay up and cart your food home, you won’t have to use flimsy plastic bags which you’ll inevitably end up throwing away.

This may not seem like a big deal, but when we dispose of our plastic bags, they can end up harming the planet in ways which can be hard to fix.

It’s estimated that plastic can take anywhere from decades to centuries to decompose, according to ABC Online. So, whether they’re clogging up landfill and drains, or drifting out to sea and endangering animal life, plastic bags are bad news.

With an Onya reusable shopping bag, you can shop with a green conscience, knowing that you’ll be using your bag for many shopping trips to come. Plus, the fabric we use to create our bags is made from recycled plastic bottles – how cool is that?

Make sure you also check out our reusable produce bags for when you’re stocking up on fruit and veggies.

See you next time!