They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Having spent the last eight years in London and Bangkok coming back to spend time with our families in Yorkshire has made me realise just how much I’ve missed spending time in the countryside.
In under a months time we are upping sticks and moving to Australia for a year. Kalleco will still be running, so don’t panic, but more on that in a future blog!
It’s a huge leap into the unknown for both of us. For Kat, it is the fulfillment of a childhood dream. She has long dreamt of escaping the cold of Yorkshire and now it is time to see if reality can match up to the vision laid out in her imagination: a more forgiving climate, an outdoors lifestyle, and a host of new experiences to be seared into her memory.
So, what is a zero waste store?
The goal of a zero waste store is that no rubbish is sent to either landfills or to be burnt. They encourage people to reuse their own containers, and sometimes have reusable containers available that you can take away and then refill when you return. In real terms this means that they usually sell loose vegetables, dry products (like pasta, beans, lentils and nuts) in bins or buckets which you can then scoop up into your container, and even vats with drinks or washing detergent in.
Further tips on how you can reduce your plastic consumption around the home, with a particular focus on personal care. From shampoo bars to bamboo toothbrushes, the opportunities to start making a big difference through small changes are seemingly endless.