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The Benefits of Plastic Free Shopping

Learn how you can begin reducing the amount of plastic consumption in your life, join the fight in protecting our planet’s future, and most importantly, find out some incredible benefits of plastic free shopping in your community.


As of right now, environmental researchers and scientists astonishingly estimate there to be approximately 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic waste in our oceans. With that number exponentially growing every year, it’s time that we, a local and global community begin making conscious decisions to decrease the amount of plastic consumption in our lives and minimise our negative impact on the environment.

There is no denying that we have become accustomed to the “convenience” of plastic and overly excessive packaging, especially when it comes to our foods. People have been taught to believe that more plastic equates to safer food items than what is true. Let’s take a look at why and how you can benefit from plastic-free fruit & veg boxes, as well as bulk buying on your next grocery shop trip.

The benefits of a Plastic Free Fruit & Veg Box

If you aren’t already convinced about minimizing your use of plastic, here are some benefits that will surely bring a change of heart into your grocery shopping routines:

Keep your produce fresher & eat healthier.

Large chain grocery stores have been selling the excuse of plastic to keep foods from going expired for longer. And while this may be the case for processed foods that are incredibly unhealthy for your body and mind, this is not the case when it comes to fresh produce. By purchasing a plastic-free Fruit & Veg box, not only are you making steps towards reducing your carbon footprint on the planet, but you are also choosing to fuel your body with healthy foods that will remain perfectly crisp and fresh in your fridge all week long instead of eating foods that are high in processed fats, sugars, and carbohydrates.

Know your foods are locally grown

Another notable benefit about purchasing a plastic-free veg box is that a lot of the time, places that are offering these services, are buying their produce from local farmers in your community, which in turn means that you won’t have to worry about any harmful pesticides being used to grow the foods you eat which is also a win for the environment! This also provides you with the opportunity to support your local farmers.

While this may seem ridiculous at first, this benefit is also a big win if you ask us –reducing your plastic consumption means less time spent taking the garbage and recycling out. Once you’re done chuckling, let us explain why this is also extremely beneficial for you and your household. When you think about all the packaging your food comes in, think of all the garbage and recycling you create each week just from your product alone; let alone once you scale that to your road, your town, your city and then your country. Over time, this can add up in terms of time and money. Suppose you purchase a plastic-free veg box, on the other hand. In that case, you are guaranteed to have all your fresh produce organised in a recyclable container that is easy to dispose of in one trip at the end of the week.

Final Thoughts

Here at Marvellous Greens & Beans, we understand how making the conscious decision to change your grocery shopping habits that you have been accustomed to your entire life can be difficult. However, making little changes here and there soon enough, becoming more environmentally conscious will become second nature to you and your daily lifestyle –and that starts with your produce.

Marvellous Greens & Beans is proud to offer plastic-free veg box options and plastic-free fruit & veg box options that come to your door. To learn more about our plastic-free initiatives, you can head over to our main page and learn all about the incredibly eco-friendly protocols we practice daily.

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