Should You Do The Switch To Package Free Purchasing?

Should You Do The Switch To Package Free Purchasing?

Should You Do The Switch To Package Free Purchasing?

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Bulk shopping is a common sustainable practice shared by the humble market team. It's a chance to buy our products in smaller quantities while conveniently saving money. We encourage bulk shopping because it gives us the option to buy only what we need without having to worry about stocked-up ingredients going bad or unused. It helps us reduce our food waste at home and is a practical way to conserve our natural resources. Bulk shopping is also fun because we get to try new products while keeping it within our budget 👌 Read more about what bulk shopping is like in humble market and how the store came to be in this wonderful feature article by @nolisoliph. Thank you again for sharing our journey! Photo taken from the article ✨ #zerowaste #zerowasteph #zerowasteliving #packagefree #sustainableph #sustainablelivingph #sustainableshopping #supportlocalph #lovelocalph #allnaturalph #trylocalph #wheninmanila

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The World Bank has projected that in the year 2050, we would have produced 3.50 million metric tons of waste. Based on other counters, we would need approximately 1.8 Earths to be able to absorb our waste and provide resources. We are literally on the brink of drowning in our own trash. All of us already know that package free living is helpful to the environment, and every person who does the switch creates a ripple of effects. What we all don’t know is that not choosing this option is also disadvantageous to us. We have listed down the good that happens when we start to live this kind of lifestyle and the bad to show why we should start changing it. 

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Why Switch?

Waste Goes Everywhere

No matter how much we segregate, no matter how we sell in junk shops, donate our items, acquiring packaging, equivalents to production of more packaging. Despite any effort in trying to reuse these items, if they are non-biodegradable and does not breakdown, they will end up somewhere for sure. Hurricanes can cause properly segregated waste to end up in a landfill somewhere. Floods might bring packed trash to rivers, oceans. 

Microplastics In The Ocean

Like what we said on the first point, since they end up everywhere, they are in the sea. What’s worst is that sea creature often ingest plastic without them even knowing it. The types that have already broken down over time are eaten by some if not most of our favourite sashimi orders. Even sea salt already has microplastics in them. 

One Time Use

Most packaging materials are only used once and have no purpose afterwards. Some are provided just to beautify the products and some are really just there for a consumers convenience. They just cause clutter and contribute to the heaps of garbage we already have. 


It Causes Clutter

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8 million tons of new plastics enter the oceans each year. That's on top of the estimated 150 million tons that is currently there! 😱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How does all this plastic keep making it into our oceans?? 🌊Rain and wind carry the plastic waste you find on the street and in our parks eventually to streams, rivers, and through drains! 🌊All of these small waterways lead to the ocean! 🌊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The best solution to eliminating this waste is to not use single use plastics in the first place! Cleaning up after ourselves and picking up even the smallest amount of trash we see on the streets has an impact too! How do you prevent plastics from entering our oceans? Tell us in the comments below!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨Shop our Plastic Free Collection available in store and online at! ✨Don't forget to tag #packagefreeinthewild #packagefreeshop #packagefree #zerowaste #plasticfreejuly

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Need we say more? Nobody needs more plastic bags under their sink and paperbags under their vanity mirror. The waste is just stuck in our homes, and because we keep them organized does not mean they are in good use. 


It’s Economic

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Household refills here too!

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Package free purchases might be inconvenient at the start but the habit keeps a person meticulous with their choices. With less packaging, consumers would only buy what they can carry or only what they need. It’s also cheaper in the long run as a lot of companies are now starting to incentivise bring your own bags & bring your own bottles. 


It’s Healthier

This option helps you avoid processed food & take-outs. Unhealthy fastfood will now become a no-no for you not only because of it’s waste but also because of the health risks that you might have by eating them. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone. You are now encouraged to buy food that you know you can finish. 


More Room For Better Things

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Like what they say, you don’t need unnecessary baggage. You can start this by opting out of the paper bags they give you when your purchase clothes at your favourite retail store. Living a life with zero-waste is hard work but not impossible. So you can be inspired enough, try striving for a package free live. Ditch those single use items. If you know they cannot be used for the next year, don’t even get them to begin with. It might be tedious at the start but you will be contributing to a great change not only in your consumption but also for your environment. 


Ready to make that choice? Let us know in the comments below if you are and how you do! 

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