Here’s a starter list of local sources for package free shopping:
The English Market sells a staggering arange of award winning produce, with several retailers selling loose and many happy to sell into own containers/bags. Local markets sell fruit, veg, fish, meat, olives, grains, cheese and much more often fresh from the farm.
English Market (permanent)
Mahon Point Market (Thur)
Middleton Market (Saturday)
Wilton Market (Tuesday) Douglas Market (Saturday)
Aherns Organic Farm – Milk in glass deposit bottles. Mahon Pt Market & Midleton Market, https://www.facebook.com/ahernsorganicfarm/
Mahers Coffee, Coffee – Tea, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork. http://www.maherspurecoffee.ie/
Mr Bells – Rice, beans, Chick- peas, popcorn, pulses, English Market. http://www.englishmarket.ie/traders/specialities/mrbells/
Natural Choice Health Food Shop – Ecover detergent refills. Dr Bonners, shampoo and conditioner refills, http://www.natural-choice.com/
O’Mahonys Family Butchers – Actively encouraging bring your own container, Read this! English Market, https://www.omahonysbutchers.com
Lush – Bar conditioner and shampoo , Oliver Plunkett Street, https://uk.lush.com/shop/
Quay Co-op – Detergent refills. 24 Sullivans Quay, Cork. http://www.quaycoop.com/
Siopa Gan Ainm, Milk in glass deposit bottles , Corkmarket Street, https://www.facebook.com/siopaganainm/
Your local grocer – for all sorts of loose fruit and veg.
Your large supermarket – Go with a list that says ‘5 types of plastic free veg’ and see what you bring home – Enjoy!
If your company is actively encouraging people to refill their own containers or to eliminate their packaging waste, drop me an email to be added to this list.