Getting ready for going plastic free in July doesn't come without its challenges!
The lead-up and getting prepared – possible issues and sourcing alternatives.
We use a lot of cable ties in the warehouse, from packaging EnviroPods for delivery to assembling cartridges.
To change to metal cable ties during July would significantly increase costs!
500x plastic ties $ 10.00
10x Metal ties $ 10.00
Unable to find non-plastic packaging tape, we switched to a biodegradable tape made from recycled plastics. This had to be imported from Australia again at a cost increase.
Everything is wrapped in plastic!
Trying to find alternatives to the products we currently use, is proving very frustrating! I have found that even “eco-friendly” come in plastic packaging.
Extra times to source non-plastic
I generally order the next weeks shopping on a Friday morning with delivery Monday morning, this usually takes 10-20 mins. As of the first Monday of July, I have allocated 1.5 hrs to drive around to source replacement plastic-free products.
NEXT UP - SHOPPING FOR THE WEEK!