Buy products in bulk

Bulk shop with packaging free nuts

There are some items where it is difficult to swap to a plastic-free alternative. By choosing to buy in bulk, you can reduce the plastic-to-product ratio and use less plastic overall.

32% of the 78 million tons of plastic packaging produced annually is left to flow into our oceans.



  • Reduces the overall plastic packaging used
  • It's often cheaper to buy products like this
  • Allows you to buy only the quantities you need, helping reduce food waste
  • Reduces the C02 emissions in transporting individually wrapped items


  • You'll need extra storage for your extra items
  • Beware bulk buying that still has individually wrapped items inside!

Making a difference

According to Greenpeace, there are over 400 bulk stores worldwide today.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

Photo Credit: Anastase Maragos