Eco-shopping at Grainger Delivery - kinder on your pocket and the environment
Eco-friendly shopping is here to stay folks and you’ll be greener than Kermit after a spinach and kale smoothie once you embrace what we’re doing at Grainger Delivery because the future is sustainable. On stilts.
Take Nil Living - Newcastle’s first zero-waste shop. A quick look at what they’re doing tells you that sustainability doesn’t have to suck with a load of meh products. It’s got more sexy stuff than you can shake a stick at. From bamboo toothbrushes, almond milk, soap, reusable coffee cups, beautiful soy candles, masks, combs, and compostable food bags. And it’s kinder to your pocket too in the long run.
This forward-thinking bunch is always on the lookout for more eco-friendly everyday products that are plastic-free and natural, and every little change you make to your shopping habits is more than just a drop in the ocean to the planet.
All cotton products at Nil Living are certified by the Global Organic Textile Standards. This means that they come from non-genetically modified plants and are free of synthetic agricultural chemicals.
And there’s more. Check out the refill station and zero waste circular system for liquid products like laundry, washing up, shampoo, and conditioner where you can buy them in reused bottles that they’ll even deliver straight to your door.
Nil Living supports local businesses for economic reasons as well as to reduce its carbon footprint so why not make next season’s colour green. And the season after that.
Grainger’s Fruit & Nut Company is likewise going great green guns. Scoop only what you need into your bag – you can even bring your own – meaning reduced packaging and overall wastefulness. Eco-friendly and light on the pocket.
All you paradise mix lovers will be in heaven. As will all you nut and seed seekers. Brazil nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, pitted dates, broth mix. The trail goes on.
Eco-shopping trends for 2021
Is online shopping is here to stay once the pandemic is over? Will there be a greater demand for sustainable products and an eco-friendly shopping experience in the future? Has coronavirus made us more ethical shoppers?
Yes, yes, and yes.
- A 2021 report from Retail Economics and Natwest said that nearly half (46%) of UK consumers have purchased a product online that they had previously only ever purchased in store and that it’s largely due to the pandemic.
- The same report said that 32% of consumers surveyed expect to continue with their new e-commerce habits in the future - rising to 40% in 45-54 year-olds.
- Around 45% of UK shoppers are now actively interested in buying products that are better for the environment.
- According to a survey conducted by GlobalData, four out of ten consumers in the UK now keep environmental issues in mind when purchasing.
- A 2020 global survey by Accenture said that consumers ‘have dramatically evolved’ and that 60% were reporting making more environmentally friendly, sustainable, or ethical purchases since the start of the pandemic. Nine out of 10 of them said they were likely to continue doing so.