Bulk Shopping In A Small Town

My visit to LØS // Watch the video

Hello everybody! I get the same questions a lot, one of them is often related to package free grocery shopping and how I manage whilst living in a small town (read smaller than Copenhagen). During my visit to the bulk store LØS, I got to stock up on items that are near impossible to find in my local area. Items like spices, or generally dry ingredients are very hard to come by in bulk where I live, so I got tons while I could. I hope we someday get a bulk store in Aalborg, because that would be so amazing! So what to do when not everything is available in bulk? Make conscious choices as a consumer – look for more eco friendly packaging like metal or glass containers, look for local produce, or fair trade options. Minimising plastic is only one important part of zero waste. I believe that making conscious decisions within the context of the opportunities that are available to you are the most important part of any eco-friendly lifestyle – if that makes any sense. Well, all good vibes to you and take good care of yourself and your surroundings!

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3 Comments

  1. Thanks for this amazing tip

  2. Here, in the Netherlands, most of the dry stuff is packed in cardboard packaging. Usually these are already made from recycled materials and as a consumer you can easily trow them in the recycle bin again. I love how this is like ‘normal’ around here and no-one even really thinks about it..

  3. Even if i agree in everything you usually write, one thng in this post i cant agree with. Between plastic and singele-use glass container, glass usually is much less eco friendly. For its entire life circle it produces about 5times as much CO2 as the plastic packaging. Even if a part of the glass is recycled and will be recycled again. When i learned about this i was shocked and could not really believe it, but its true. Glass containers only are better than plastic if they are used about 25times (like the beer-bottles you can return). And i dont know about you, but i have so many jars in my pantry there is no more space for a single one more ; )

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