Hello everybody! I would like to admit something to you. I don’t have a bulk store nearby, sadly. Okay, maybe you knew that already, I am trying to be quite transparent about that. But maybe you didn’t know. Maybe you thought I had the easiest zero waste life, unattainable and perfect. Well, that is far from the case. I would like to take you through the things I have in my kitchen that does not come from a bulk store, and show you everyone can make small changes and consume consciously, and with less trash as a result.
Glass & Cardboard: When I visit a local grocery store, I go straight the for products in glass or cardboard as the first thing. Glass can be recycled infinitely without losing quality (and plastic cannot just fyi). So my dry goods usually comes in paper or cardboard, and oils, dressings and soy sauce come in glass bottles.
Metal & Tins: I cook A LOT. So I have a lot of spices. I often shop spices in the bulk store in Copenhagen, however I don’t get to go a lot. Alternatively, I find spices in metal tins (which are really good for storage and future bulk shopping). These small black ones are from the Danish brand Urtekram.
The plastics & Un-recyclables: The things I do buy in un.recyclable packaging, I buy less often. However, there are some. This is to show you that no one os perfect, and sometimes things does not look as great as on social media, but that is simply life. Even though I strive to be the best I can be, and to improve and better myself everyday, trash still finds me. I hope that will calm some minds, as I often hear from people who feel guilty about buying one thing in plastic. Don’t worry, it happens sometimes, although it is not ideal. I buy a vegan butter, which comes in a non-recyclable “paper”, and I buy plant-milks with plastic lids sometimes as well.