In this challenge we propose to buy most of the products from your shopping list in bulk and with reusable bags and / or lunch boxes.
Disposable packaging floods supermarkets, as do our forests, rivers and mountains. According to a scientific study published in 2018 in the journal Nature, about 87,000 tons of garbage float in Pacific waters alone.
What products can be bought in bulk:
Food: · Fruits and vegetables · Cereals · Pasta · Legumes · Tubers · Nuts · Meat, fish and eggs · Dairy products Oils, fats and butters · Dehydrated · Spices and condiments
Think of all the products you normally buy with a package and that you could easily find in bulk
Through the Go Zero Waste Map section you can see which establishments you have near you and you can filter by categories.
Use reusable bags (fabric, mesh or wicker)
When you arrive at the establishment, ask for the tare of each product.
When you have all three products they will weigh the product inside your bags and you will only pay for the contents, not for the continent
When you get home, place the food in glass jars and label them. Write down the expiration date of the food and close the lids tightly