Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July 2024

As the world increasingly grapples with the environmental crisis, initiatives like No Plastic July play a crucial role in raising awareness and prompting action towards a more sustainable future.
No Plastic July, celebrated throughout the month of July, is a global movement that encourages individuals, communities, and businesses to reduce their reliance on single use plastics.

At Daily Bread, we're committed to minimizing our plastic usage in every aspect of our business. From our packaging to the products we source, and by providing a variety of ingredients in bulk, we strive to make a

positive impact. A large portion of our packaging for our inhouse packed products (mostly in 500g and 1kg sizes) is made from compostable wood pulp.

If you're aiming to cut down on plastic use, check out our top picks to help

you through July and beyond.

Paper wrapped pasta

The new range of Suma pasta in paper packaging is a great swap. All the classic top quality pasta options you know and love, are now in paper!

These pastas have been making waves and winning awards. The range includes white and wholemeal fusilli, penne and spaghetti, as well tricolore, and has been affirmed by Ethical Consumer as a Best Buy.
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How to Participate in No Plastic July

Participating in No Plastic July is an opportunity to make meaningful changes that reduce plastic waste. Here are some steps individuals and communities can take:

1. Refuse Single Use Plastics:

Opt for reusable alternatives such as cloth bags, stainless steel water bottles, and glass containers. Say no to plastic straws, cutlery, and packaging.

2. Choose Sustainable Products:

Support businesses that offer plastic free products and packaging. Look for items made from biodegradable or recyclable materials.

3. Practice DIY Solutions:

Make your own cleaning products, personal care items, and snacks to avoid plastic packaging. Use cloth wraps and containers for food storage.

4. Educate and Advocate:

Spread the word about the impacts of plastic pollution and the importance of reducing plastic use. Advocate for policies that support plastic reduction and waste management.

5. Join Community Efforts:

Participate in local clean up events, workshops, and sustainability initiatives. Collaborate with neighbors, schools, and organizations to promote a plastic free lifestyle. For example the
Umbrella Fair, Climate Emergency Action Hub campaigns on environmental issues.

The Impact of Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution poses a severe threat to the environment, wildlife, and human health. Single use plastics, such as bags, bottles, straws, and packaging, are particularly problematic as they are used for a short period but can persist in the environment for hundreds of years. The consequences of plastic pollution include:

Environmental Degradation

Human Health Risks various health issues.

Economic Costs

Canned foods

sum bbs 170523You can’t go wrong with Suma's convenience range, They have a tin for every meal. Perfect for camping and festivals.

For breakfast, it has to be the classic, award winning

Suma Baked Beans & Sausages.

Lunch options include
Suma Mac ‘N’ Cheeze, Suma Spaghetti bolognese, and Suma Ravioli with Mushroom Sauce.

Teatime favourites are our takeaways in a tin!
Suma Chickpea and Lentil Daal and Suma Saag Aloo.




Bodycare refills

The other way of reducing plastic use is to refill. We have a food, bodycare and a household cleaning refill area.



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