Skip the individual size packages. Instead buy the largest box or bottle possible. This cuts down on the amount of plastic needed for each product.
Lately, I’ve been blogging mostly about how to REDUCE plastic when shopping for food at supermarkets and green grocers. Here’s a quick summary of tips:
BRING YOUR OWN BAGS. Then you can refuse the plastic shopping bags, especially all the ones from the green grocers. Remember, you can buy cotton bags for only LE 5 from Ibrahim the tailor on Fanar Street.
BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS. Use them to buy all sorts of goods in bulk – butter, cheese, flour, rice, nuts, spices, and more.
MAKE IT YOURSELF. Skip the plastic-packaging and make your own! Bread, snacks and sweets, pasta, drinks – you name it and you’ll find a recipe online for it.
And if all else fails,
BUY THE LARGEST PACKAGE AVAILABLE. Skip the individual size packages. Instead buy the largest box or bottle…
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