A plastic free guide to shopping in Mackay

Plastic Free July is here once more and it seems like everyone is talking about it. Thanks Craig Reucassel + ABC TV for the War on Waste! If you missed it, you can watch it on ABC iview  – http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/war-on-waste/DO1624H003S00

I thought a #plasticfree shopping guide for the Mackay area might be useful for those who have just signed up to Plastic Free July.

Plastic Free July​ is a great opportunity to investigate alternatives to single use plastic. And even if you don’t go completely plastic free it’s worth trying to eliminate the top four for the month – plastic water bottles, takeaway coffee cups, straws & plastic bags.

If you live in Mackay, Queensland, check out the eco-wares that these businesses offer….

SOUL Food Market​ has nuts, seeds, flours, oils, syrups, sugars in bulk – you can use paper bags or bring your own jars and containers to fill.

Fleabags​ have the most beautiful woven market bags and baskets. Check out their FB page for info on the markets that they will be at in July.

Mifsud’s Fresh Fruit Barn​ have loose salad leaves that you can put in your own reusable produce bags (@fleabagstore sells these too or you can make your own out of old lace curtains) They also have a great range of fruit and veg.

Nextra Gifts Mt Pleasant​ are selling Frank Green​ reusable coffee cups.
Mackay has just started a Boomerang Bags Mackay​ group. This is a great initiative if you forget your reusable bags, you can borrow and bring the bags back next time!

According to the Responsible Cafes​ website, you will receive a discount on your coffee if you bring your own reusable coffee cup to Incredable Edibles​ and Donut Empire Mackay

If you have any more tips for #plasticfree shopping in Mackay let me know!

#noexcuseforsingleuse #plasticfreejuly #plasticfreemackay #plasticfreeproduce #mackayliving #mackaypride #waronwasteAU



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