Zero Waste Option - How Does It Work & Why?
Perth Community Farms Shop is supported by Perth's Zero Waste organisation which is funded by the Scottish Government and is part of Perth & Kinross Council where we work together to begin reducing the amount of pointless waste we as a society throw out every day. Here at Perth Community Farms shop we are very much against waste and aim to reduce this global problem by offering an alternative to plastic packaging by supplying the option to refill your plastic bottles with the product that you originally purchased so there is none of this one use plastic wastage killing our planet and wildlife.
So How Does It Work?
Humans produce almost 20,000 plastic bottles every second.
Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution every year.
50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away
It takes 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade
Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide
Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century
As you scan over Perth Community Farms website you will notice that certain products will have above them a Zero Waste option, now you can still purchase the product as it comes in its original packaging as you may need the container/bottle next time for refilling.