As a consumer, we’re typically more interested in value above anything else.
However, studies have recently shown that our concerns when shopping have started to change. In the next decade, priorities are expected to alter, from concerns over price to concerns over environmental impact.
ThoughtWorks carried out a survey of 2,000 people and found that 62% of people’s priority when shopping was minimising plastic packaging and buying recyclable alternatives. Our drive to reduce plastic waste and create sustainable products mirrors the concerns of consumers. By continuing to create environmentally conscious products – we’re providing shoppers with the products they want.
The change from price concerns to environmental concerns is most likely due to increased awareness and coverage of how a single-use, throwaway society is detrimental to our environment. Using and buying recyclable materials reduces the amount of single-use, plastic waste; waste that often ends up in landfill.
It’s great news that there’s a new outlook when it comes to shopping and that people are seeing how they can make their own difference. This will also hopefully cause supermarkets to adapt too – to change their packaging and make their products more environmentally friendly.
So, how can you take steps to become a more conscious shopper? We’ve compiled a list of tips to get you on your way to shopping plastic-free!