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Package Free Shopping Tours

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Bendigo

Bendigo, VIC 3550

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What is a Package Free Shopping Tour?

Our Package Free Shopping Tours will allow you to see in action how and where you can purchase grocery items with your reusable containers and bags in Bendigo. It can be hard to go package free in Bendigo and knowing where to start can be overwhelming. There might not be a bulk food store locally but there are other great options to get grocery items package free or with minimal waste. We will visit a variety of food businesses as well as provide opportunity for you to ask questions.

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Catelyn Pryor from BendiGo Zero Waste will facilitate the tours. Catelyn and her partner run the BendiGo Zero Waste Facebook page which focuses on small changes people can make to reduce packaging waste whilst maintaining their current lifestyle and eating habits.

What to bring

You can choose whether you just want to see how we shop package free or you can do some package free shopping of your own as part of the tour by bringing along some (or all) of the following;

Reusable bag(s)
Any reusable bag. It doesn't need to specifically be a shopping bag - just something to place purchases in.

Reusable container(s)
These can be plastic, glass or metal. The containers must be clean and dry. It is best to bring them in a clean reusable bag to ensure they stay clean.

Reusable produce bag(s)
These can be mesh, cotton or anything else you have. If you don't have any, we will have some handmade upcycled produce bags available to purchase for a few dollars each on the day. Produce bags for sale include both mesh bags for fruit/veg or cotton bags for nuts, grains, baked goods, confectionery etc.

Where will the tours be?

The tour will be based in the Bendigo CBD in the area surrounding the Williamson St Coles Supermarket and then at the Bendigo Marketplace. This tour will involve walking between and around these two locations (approximately 1km total), however it is possible for you to arrange your own alternative transport from one to the other if required.

Meeting point will be emailed to participants after registration.

Dates

Upcoming tour dates will be added if there is further interest. Please send an email to bendigozerowaste@gmail.com if you would like to attend a tour but the current times do not suit.

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