Plastic has really hit the press recently and we have had lots of positive conversations with customers, giving them practical options in Green Ginger to help them reduce their use of plastics and speaking to them about how they can recycle more at home.
We are very proud to say we have been mindful of plastics for over 17 years in the shop. We have a very successful refill system for Faith in nature, Ecover, Salt of the earth deodorant and Dr. Bronner.
If you are not aware of our refill system this is how it works, you buy a product from any of the ranges mentioned and we can refill the bottle saving the bottle and saving your money. We can only refill bottles like for like regarding brand as the measurements are correct and we need to abide by Health & Safety regulations.
We have customers who have been using the same bottles for 10 years!!, some of the Ecover bottles are ‘retro’ designs which we love to see as it shows us the system works and that one customer can save so much plastic over 10 years, possibly 100’s of bottles saved.
The other refill system we have in place are loose wholefoods, we sell everything from organic mixed nuts to quinoa grain. We fill plastic compostable plastic bags in the shop but you also have the option to use paper bags or you can bring in your own containers which we can weigh and fill. More and more people are using their own containers which is fantastic to see and we are hoping more people will make the change.
Loose herbs are another popular system we have in place, we sell spices and herbs by weight which you can have in a paper bag or use the plastic bags we give you and refill them again on your next visit ,just keep them in your spice drawers.