What a delight to meet Avery who was hosting a display at the Welland Farmers’ Market featuring items all designed to reduce the use of plastic and particularly single use plastic. She was most knowledgeable about the products on display and had such a variety of items. So wonderful to learn that they all available in the Welland area.
There were True Earth laundry sheets which dissolve in the washing machine, wool dryer balls, soap nuts, reusable bags to put veggies and fruits in, waxed sheets for storing cheeses etc, – totally recyclable Keurig coffee pods (the pods themselves are made from coffee bean shells ) and are sold under the President’s Choice brand, reusable jars from Bulk Barn- and you can also take your own jars, reusable straws and cutlery for when on picnics or using take-out food and recyclable make up products.
This was a super display. It could almost become a permanent fixture at the Welland Market in order to expand people’s knowledge of products to use instead of plastic. I contacted the people at the market to see if this could perhaps be done more frequently and they have responded that they will look into doing so.
Article and photos submitted by Welland Resident, Carol Harding – Member of the CFUW Welland and District. This Earth Day the CFUW Welland and District’s Advocacy Group invited their Members to participate in an Earth Day Challenge: Can you eliminate single use plastics from your day to day routine from Earth Day until the end of April?
To support their initiative they have been posting daily suggestions here on their CFUW Welland Facebook Page.