It’s International Zero Waste Week from 2nd to 6th September, an annual campaign committed to reducing our carbon footprint and impact on the environment.
Do you want to cut down on your plastic consumption? Become more environmentally friendly? Self-sustainable? Start making small but conscious, positive changes in your every day life? Learn some handy zero-waste tips and tricks? Become more environmentally aware in general?
Well this is how you can…..
During Zero Waste Week in Only Natural we will help you to start making these steps in the right direction. We have made it a bit easier for you to reduce the amount of waste you produce! We have lots of zero waste options in store such as dry goods bulk bins, wrapper free soaps and shampoos, refillable toiletries and cleaning products, plastic free lunchbox alternatives, keep cups and much much more.
We will be hosting lots of instores from Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th September (schedule below) and we will also have some amazing offers available during the week so you can save some money whilst saving the planet!
Just pop in store from Wednesday 4th September – Friday 6th September to benefit from the following events and to discover how the smallest changes can make the biggest difference. And better yet all events are COMPLETELY FREE!!
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
Our Big News
By the time you’re reading this our new bank of bulk dispensers offering a wide range of nuts and seeds, grains and pulses, dried fruit, breakfast cereals, plus sweet and savory snacks will be standing proudly in our hallway. We’ve decided it’s time to espouse the zero/minimal waste ethic as fully as we can. We’re not the only ones. Zero waste shops are popping up all over the country in answer to the growing public consciousness of just how we can’t go on polluting the planet with the amount of waste, particularly plastic waste, that we’re producing. read more →
I do love a good Show
Ruth recently attended a talk in Trinity College about waste reduction and to say she was inspired is putting it mildly, here is her take on it!
What did you throw in the bin today? A snack wrapper, perhaps? A coffee cup? Plastic packaging from your groceries? Bea Johnson and her family fit their waste for an entire year into a single jar. Think about that for a second – a single jar.
Johnson is the leading voice of the rapidly growing Zero Waste movement. She spoke at Trinity College on 13th March to an eager auditorium that was bursting at the seams. The huge crowd was confirmation of the growing concern towards the environment and Irish people’s determination to make a positive change. There is a global waste crisis right now, especially in regard to plastic. Plastic is catastrophic for the oceans and its wildlife. Contrary to what many people believe, plastic can only be recycled 7 times before it goes to landfill. So recycling alone is just not good enough.
So what can we do?
The Zero Waste movement is based around a 5 step process that starts from the top and works down.