There are lots of campaigns in the media at the moment that promote living a cleaner, greener, more sustainably, creating less waste, supporting your local businesses, remembering those canvas bags… It can feel overwhelming!
Here in Clevedon, #plasticfreejuly has become a key topic as concern for keeping our beach and sea front clean during the busy summer season is as important as ever. Groups like Plastic Free Clevedon are doing a sterling job at making as many people possible aware of the resources that are being made available to the public and drawing attention to the ways in which we can all do our bit to improve our town.
Without trying to do all things, all at once, why not take a look at this quick guide to how spending your pennies can pack a punch. From sustainably made homeware, fresh local vegetables, vegan and cruelty free skin care and candles, pre-loved fashion and plastic free shopping, it’s much easier to do a little bit, use and waste less, and in turn, contribute a lot.
Start With Yourself With Sow & Arrow
You will never regret investing in yourself, you are the only investment for which you are guaranteed a return!
Primal Living In A Modern World, written by Pauline Cox, founder of Sow and Arrow, is a blueprint, this step-by-step guide will teach you why we are sick, how to reverse and heal and how to safeguard you and your family’s health. With practical application, simple recipes and easy to understand science, we will show you that it is possible to thrive in our modern, fast-paced world. That food is not just fuel, but a fuel to be considered, enjoyed and savoured. Pick up a copy online or in store.
Keep Your Coffee Cup For Life With Wilfred And Alice
Deep in the mix of the independent boutiques on Hill Road, Wilfred and Alice supply a wide selection of organic, biodegradable a d reusable products for your home. Before reaching for the next take-away coffee, you’ll need the world’s first reusable coffee cup and travel mug made from recycled paper coffee cups. 100% leak proof, 360-degree drinking experience for full aroma and push open – push close lid for life on the go. Purchase yours at Wilfred And Alice and fill it up at 67 Barista Barber while you’re out and about!
As well as selling beautiful homeware, children’s toys and gifts, Wilfred and Alice also stock organic cotton, reusable produce bags for taking with you as you shop in Clevedon as well as metal straws, bamboo toothbrushes and more.
Enjoy #contaclesscoffee Without Any Covid Concerns At 67 Barista Barber
Over 115 health experts from eighteen countries have signed a statement assuring retailers and consumers that reusables are safe during COVID-19. The health experts emphasize that disposable products are not inherently safer than reusables and that reusable systems can be utilized safely during the pandemic by employing basic hygiene.
The World Health Organization and other health authorities continue to emphasise that washing our hands and sanitizing surfaces are still the best things we can be doing. So, whether it’s single-use or reusable, while Coronavirus doesn’t care, our planet sure does.
67 Barista Barber are taking part in the #contactlesscoffee campaign to ensure reusable coffee cups stay on the menu. Watch a guide video here to see how reusable cups can be used safely.
Wearing It Well And Keeping Safe With Spinning Weal
Discover a new hobby, develop sewing skills and create up to 10 face masks with the handmade kits by Spinning Weal. The ultimate accessory for 2020. Kits costs £12.50 and come in a wide variety of colours and patterns. Find them online and in store.
Eat Green, Feel Great At The Veg Box
Avoiding the supermarkets and shopping at your local independent grocers, bakers and delis is a great way to give back to the community and eat better. At The Veg Box, they aim is to bring their produce from field to your table in the shortest possible time with the shortest possible journey.
With a lower carbon footprint, far less plastic wrapping than your supermarket shelves and all at a comparable price, you can’t go wrong!
They also offer a delivery service of fresh veg to your door starting at prices as low as £8 and serving up to 2 people.
Relax And Enjoy A Little Guilt Free Me-Time With Lolly And Moo
Buying a little something for yourself can bring a smile to the face of a businesses owner. Spoil yourself or gift someone you love an excuse to unwind with bath bombs, salt soaks, candles and diffusers made with a lot of love at Lolly And Moo and leave in the knowledge you have made an independent business owner and crafter very happy too!
All products are vegan and cruelty free and made for sensitive skin types. Candles and wax melts are made with our house blend of premium soy waxes, for a clean and long lasting scented experience.
“A Better Weigh” To Stock Up On Supplies
One of the big wins when it comes to reducing plastic is to find shops that accommodate customers that bring their own containers. When it comes to plastic free shopping, Clevedon has you covered with the opening of A Better Weigh on Old Church Road.
From eco friendly cleaning supplies to fresh local coffee, Clevedon’s new plastic free provisions store has been a hit with locals and for many, quickly becoming a key component in the weekly shop!
Feeling inspired? Why not check out each of these shops, their location and opening times on our shopping pages.