Be a Smart Shopper

Tips on how to be savvy when you shop

  • Use a reusable bag/ a bag for life instead of plastic carrier bags.
  • Try reusable alternatives to throwaway items such as razors.
  • Buy refills – reduce packaging and save money.
  • Buy loose fruit and vegetables rather than pre-packed.
  • Avoid convenience foods with layers of packaging.
  • Choose Gift Vouchers for goods or experiences. Buy a “Gift for Life” from the charity of your choice.
  • Remember to take old clothes and toys to a charity shop.
  • Turn old Christmas cards into new things! For example bookmarks or gift tags.
  • Buy rechargeable batteries.
  • Buy reusable gift bags instead of wrapping paper.