Green Shopping Tips
Choose items that contain the least amount of packaging.
Purchase high quality items that will last longer. Bring your own bag when
shopping, decline plastic bags offered to you.
Use non-disposable items instead of disposable paper or plastic products. At
home, in the office, when having a party or whenever possible, use a mug,
thermos, real cutlery, plates, a cotton tablecloth and serviettes, it saves
Avoid disposable products such as razors, pencils, and lighters. Instead choose
products that can be refilled and reused. When staying at the hotel, be also
Buy heavily used items in the largest container possible, such as detergent, oil
and rice. Bring your own container to reduce the use of plastic bags/
Choose rechargeable batteries and long life light bulbs.
Only buy as much food as you need to reduce the amount of food thrown out
into landfills or storm drains.
Avoid using plastic straws. They are usually unnecessary often end up
polluting waterways and harming marine life.
Buy big water bottles instead of small ones - they use fewer resources to make.
Avoid products that have strong negative environmental impacts or negatively
influence animal welfare.
Buy organic food products as they are better for both the environment and
Buy local products and support local producers and vendors rather than big
Buy fairly traded products if local products are not available.