This is me
I used to think having a green heart meant recycling and taking my own bags to the supermarket. After seeing Craig Reucassel's War on Waste on the ABC, I realised I could be way greener! I changed some of my own habits immediately but the hardest was the weekly food shop.
When I shopped at the large supermarkets I started to feel really terrible about all the plastic packaging. I didn't see pretty packaged food any more, I saw shelves and shelves and rows and rows of plastic heading to landfill.
I realised the prettier the packaging, the worse it was in terms of sustainability. It's money spent on advertising and marketing and not quality and sustainability.
The obvious solution was to shop at bulk wholefood stores and farmer's markets, which is what I started to do. But I wanted to do more and help others embrace sustainability and make it easier for them to shop greener. This led to the creation of The Green Heart Grocer.
The Green Heart Grocer
The Green Heart Grocer is an environmentally friendly, zero waste, bulk wholefood online grocer for your staple pantry items. We follow these steps in all decision making; rethink, refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle.
Right now we deliver to suburbs within the City of Melville, City of Cockburn, City of South Perth, City of Fremantle and City of Canning or you can pick up your order from our home office in Leeming, Growers Green Farmers Market, or from one of our food hosts in Bedfordale, Booragoon, Mosman Park, Jarrhadale or Sampson WA. See FAQ for more details.
We run a stall at Growers Green Farmer's Market, every second Sunday at Fremantle College, Lefroy Road Beaconsfield Perth WA.
We care about country of origin and prefer organic, Australian made or fairly traded foods.
We are not perfect but we do our best and hope to help you reduce your carbon and eco footprint too:)
Let's work together towards a greener future for our children's children:)
Sam Priestly & the green team xx
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