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Shopping ethically is important for living sustainably!

Why shop ethically?

It is the first step to becoming more sustainable. Buying ethically means, being aware of what you buy, reducing your own amount of waste and carbon footprint as much as possible. What you bring back to your house to use or eat is important when it comes to changing your lifestyle to a more eco-friendly one.

Is it going to be expensive?

It doesn’t have to be. There is certain debate that sustainable living is only suited to people who have more means to change their lifestyle than those who struggle financially. It can be true, where due to the lack of demand (at the moment) prices of food and things with less carbon footprint tend to be a bit more pricey. But, investing in things that are not ‘single-use’ may benefit your pocket in the long run.

There are cheaper options. Check out your local supermarkets for Fair-Trade produce. Here are some local shops that can provide you with 100% sustainable food and goods.

Savana Living, (Larbert, Falkirk)

“Savana Living is a refill & lifestyle store striving to help customers reduce their waste and feel good about their shopping habits.  Pop in with your own containers to refill exactly how much or little you need, we also have glass jars available to purchase or simply take a one of the brown paper bags provided. We stock a large selection of sustainably sourced dried foods such as herbs, spices, oats, pasta and flour,  and also stock  a wide range of plastic free household goods and gifts. For anyone who is fed up with all the supermarket plastic and is looking to reduce their household waste this is the place for you”

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Falkirk Nappy Library (Falkirk)

‘We currently are a cloth nappy library where local parents, carers and other interested parties can hire nappy trial kits to try for themselves. We offer advice and support for cloth users. We aim to inform and advise parents on the variety of modern and more traditional cloth nappies available, and the benefits of choosing to reuse. We hope to dispel the myths and answer any questions that you may have.

The group is run by volunteers who are all cloth bum parents and who wish to share and learn with each other.

We hold regular social meetings so parents and carers can come and ask questions or share experience.’

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The Green & Blue Space (Atrium, Stirling University)

If you are student in Stirling University, this is your go-to!

If you want to learn more about climate change and ways you can mitigate it, this is the place for you! 

In here you can buy ethical, sustainably-produced food and cleaning products at affordable prices! 

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The Wooer (Falkirk)

Falkirk’s first 100% plant based Cafè | Bistro | Deli | Shop | Dog friendly. They opened online in 2016 and eventually took it to the High Street!

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Weigh Ahead (Dunblane)

Weigh Ahead promote ‘sustainable living choices through offering non plastic options for household items and foods. Bring your own containers to refill exactly how much or little you need. This is a social enterprise so profits are re-invested for social and environmental good’

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A new old-fashioned grocers shop in Falkirk town centre, serving fine foods simply. Visit us for Local, Organic, Zero Waste groceries, as well as fresh artisan coffee and vegan treats!
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