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At the bakery

Unfortunately, many bakeries package their bread, rolls, and other baked goods in plastic. You can avoid single-use packaging by shopping around or bringing your own containers.

What you can do

Choose to refuse pre-packed bread, rolls and baked goods.

How you can do it

Most local bakeries, farmers markets and even supermarkets have sections with freshly baked goods that are yet to be packaged. By heading along with your own reusable bread bag or containers, you can easily avoid single-use plastic packaging.

If you forget to bring your own, you can also ask for a paper bag (which you can recycle later on if clean, or compost or shred and feed to the worm farm).

Taking the next steps

Bringing your own reusable containers and produce bags to do your grocery shopping helps sets a precedent that shows people just how easy it can be to avoid single-use plastic.

The impact

  • By reducing your use of single-use plastic, you’ll help save precious resources.
  • You’ll also help save plastic bags from entering our oceans and landfill, where they break up into tiny micro plastics and remain forever.
  • Plastic is also fatal for animals who mistake it for food or become entangled in it.

More ideas

What others do

Glass of lemonade, bunch of straws and a plastic juice bottle

To find plastic free ideas, take the Plastic Free July challenge

Reusable carry bag, keep cups and bamboo cutlery
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