Tonight I want to share a find for ‘Plastic-Free July’ which officially begins today.
We recently discovered a local business on the Steve Irwin Way at Glasshouse Mountains. It is called ‘Everything Good‘ but if you drive this way you probably know it simply as the fruit and vegetable stall between Glasshouse Mountains and Beerwah.
The unassuming frontage hides a treasure trove of fruit and vegetables, much of it locally grown and some organic. The majority is unpackaged, too. The tables at the front offer up a variety of punnets of flower, vegetable and herb seedlings. If you head out the back there is an amazing nursery with a great range of healthy plants.
When we were here a couple of weeks ago I noticed some ‘Boomerang Bags’ hanging up behind the counter. Each time we have shopped here I get some positive feedback from the staff about my tulle produce bags. It is lovely to feel that we are among like-minded friends when shopping at ‘Everything Good’.
Today we had a longer conversation with the gentleman who runs the shop and it is obvious that he is passionate about limiting plastic packaging so he has definitely won my custom.
Although they do not have a website, the link near the beginning of this post will give you a little more information about this great business. I noticed on this page a mention of recycling punnets and pots so I will definitely be chatting to him about returning punnets for reuse.
We grow some of our own fruit and vegetables but it is fantastic to have a local business where we can source unpackaged produce without a battle. Congratulations to ‘Everything Good’. May there be many more similar shops in the not too distant future.
Are you committed to reducing your consumption of single-use plastics during July and beyond? What are your specific plans?
Recently I was speaking to a visiting professional person about craft groups. From that she told me about a new group formed at the local library where participants bring their surplus fabric, left overs from projects etc. From these, members make patchwork fabrics which in turn are made into shopping bags, “Boomerang Bags” which they donate to charities to sell. The intention is for buyers to use for shopping and so eliminate the need for plastic bags. Apparently “Boomerang Bags” are becoming well known both here and overseas. What a great idea!