We are increasingly aware of the amount of plastics that are being used in our daily lives.
Different institutions and public bodies have already taken measures to reduce the consumption of these plastics, such as providing biodegradable or compostable bags or eliminating disposable plastics. But we would like to ask you to give us a hand. There is still more we can do to save plastic waste in our weekly shopping.
That’s why we want to give you a few simple recommendations to incorporate into your everyday shopping.
Recommendation 1: Ask our specialists
If you follow us on our social media or if you are a regular customer at Novavenda shops, you have probably met our meat or fish specialists, for example.
They will recommend you the best product to buy that day according to your needs. They will also be able to recommend ways to preserve the product or cook it to make the most of it and get the most out of excellent pieces.
Recommendation 2: Take your bags from home.
Take cooler bags or regular bags to carry the products you have bought at home.
Although the bags that can be bought at the checkout are reusable, reducing their consumption helps to reduce the plastic consumption chain. The use of cloth bags or shopping trolley bags is recommended.
Recommendation 3: Buy in bulk
In all Novavenda shops you will find products such as fruit and vegetables that you can buy in bulk. In addition to the fact that the vast majority of the products you will find are local, buying in bulk saves a lot of plastic at source, so the products will also be cheaper.
In order for you to shop sustainably, the bags that we have in Novavenda to buy products in bulk are compostable, that is to say, they are bags that do not produce toxic waste and are converted into compost or organic fertiliser by human action.
Recommendation 4: Seasonal products
Knowing what month you are in and the typical products will help you save. Seasonal products are usually cheaper and more frequent in shops.
Favouring their consumption allows you to reduce the costs of bringing products from other places, thus reducing CO2 and improving the local economy.
In all Novavenda shops you will find local products from local producers.
We recommend that you follow us on our social networks, where we share seasonal products.
Recommendation 5: Don’t throw food away
The best thing to do is to consume only what you need. This means saving very large quantities of food that usually end up in the rubbish bin.
To do this, we recommend that you try to plan your shopping well so that you don’t have to throw anything away. It can help if you make a weekly menu to choose what you need and shop sustainably.