Zero-Waste Groceries During Coronavirus Quarantines

Good News Notes:

“Over the past three months of coronavirus lockdowns in the U.S., zero wasters have understandably had to change their grocery shopping habits. But now that quarantining has become a way of life, and cities are slowly lifting lockdown orders, it could be a good time — for those who are able — to start applying zero-waste techniques to grocery shopping again.”

Between most stores’ bulk bins still being closed (and some people feeling uncomfortable shopping from bulk bins with the virus still spreading), some supermarkets requiring customers to use single-use plastic bags, the need many people have to stock up on non-perishables, and the need many people have to order groceries online, many zero wasters have had to purchase far more plastic-wrapped grocery items than usual over the past few months. Of course, that’s completely understandable — with a pandemic going on, less zero-waste options are available, and priorities have shifted.

Fortunately, there are a few ways to keep up your low-waste grocery shopping habits, even amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Of course, not everything on this list is a possibility for everyone — but hopefully it will give you a few ideas of how you can slowly start working towards zero-waste grocery shopping again.

Read on for nine ways to safely get low-impact groceries during COVID-19.”

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