Saving The Planet One Store At A Time With Waitrose Unpacked

How Waitrose are helping the environment with their Plastic-Free Trial

Time for yet another green living article! Yes, I know, we were going to talk about investing and properties (and don’t worry — we still will!), but I had a trip to Oxford this Saturday, and I just couldn’t help myself but write a post about it. I read about Waitrose’s Unpacked project on BBC News, and I simply had to go and see it for myself. Sadly, I was too busy for most of the month, and it took me a couple of weeks to figure out how to squeeze the trip in my schedule. And, when I finally managed to scrape together a couple of free hours, I excitedly hopped into my car and promptly headed straight for Oxford, along with my daughter. In this post, I’ll tell you about our trip and give you my thoughts on the project.

Why my focus on Green Living

As I’ve already outlined in my previous posts, the focus of my blog is effective living. Living effectively is a very broad definition, encompassing everything between eco-friendliness and self-sufficiency to confidence, self-discipline and even finance and investing advice. Yes, the term isn’t all that popular (and sadly, doesn’t get all that many clicks), but it is the best way for me to describe my personal life goals. I simply want to lead a lifestyle that fills me with pride, and, knowing the things that I do, this is simply impossible without being eco-conscious and taking care of the environment. Ever since I started introducing green changes into my life, I’ve also felt that it’s my responsibility to help others see the impact of their actions. Yes, I know how that sounds, and no, I’m not trying to drag you into a cult.

The Waitrose Unpacked Initiative

Our trip to Waitrose

Waitrose has a couple of stores across Oxford and they’re only a tad more expensive than the ones that most of us already use (like Tesco, for example). They allow you to pick and choose your fruits and veggies (and just about everything else they sell), providing clients with something that we all desperately need — healthy and organic choices.

The final verdict

Wrapping it up

In closing, I’d like to remind you that we only have one world. If things get too toxic, we can’t just pack up and leave, and neither can our kids or grandkids. Maybe in the future, we’d have the technology to move somewhere else, but we need to make sure that humanity survives that long. And without protecting the environment, that’s highly unlikely to happen. Besides, our planet is wonderful. Why would you want to leave it for anything else?

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