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