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YOUR HELP
SO FAR...

By choosing to buy bulk and recycling your containers, not only can you buy as much or as little as you want, you are also making the decision to make a difference. Since 2018, in the short time we have been open, our customers have already made an impact.

HOW MANY?

KG’S OF PLASTIC PACKAGING WASTE WILL YOU HELP TO SAVE FROM LANDFILL BY BUYING BULK

HOW MANY?

PIECES OF PLASTIC PACKAGING WILL WE SAVE FROM PRODUCTION TOGETHER

45,000

EUR DONATED TO SUPPORT SEA SHEPHERD BY
SOURCE STORES GLOBALLY

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INTERESTING
FACTS

Did you know that approximately 5,000 items of marine plastic pollution has been found per mile of beach. Here are some other mind blowing figures on waste…

13,000,000,000

Plastic bottles are disposed of each year.

That’s approx. 1 Million football fields each year if you stood the bottles up and covered every blade of grass.

2002

Ireland was the the first country to introduce a plastic bag levy

Leading to a 90% drop in plastic bag usage.

61

KGs OF PLASTIC WASTE GENERATED PER HOUSEHOLD IN IRELAND

Ireland was the top plastic waste producer in Europe in 2015

1,100,000

Sea creatures die every year from plastic bags and other plastic garbage

With a staggering 700 species on the breach of extinction, due to plastic in the ocean.

800,642

KM2 of plastic wrap produced each year

That’s enough plastic film to shrink-wrap the Ireland over 8 times.

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OUR TOP 10 TIPS

Choose to refuse single-use plastic, here are 10 really easy tips to help you get started!

1. CARRY A REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE

2. BUY AS LITTLE OR AS MUCH AS YOU NEED IN BULK

3. BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE CUP OR MUG.

4. DO NOT USE PLASTIC PRODUCE BAGS.

5. ‘SAY NO!’ TO PLASTIC STRAWS & CUTLERY

6. STOCK YOUR PANTRY USING GLASS JARS

7. BRING YOUR OWN SHOPPING BAG

8. REFILL YOUR OWN JARS & CONTAINERS

9. MAKE FOOD FROM SCRATCH

10. REUSE FIRST THEN RECYCLE

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OUR
PRODUCTS

At The Source Bulk Foods you can buy as much or as little as you need in bulk, this style of shopping not only reduces the use of unecessary packaging, but also reduces food wastage.

45,000

EUR DONATED TO SUPPORT
SEA SHEPHERD BY SOURCE STORES GLOBALLY

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OURCOMMUNITY

We envision each one of our stores as both an opportunity and a responsibility. It’s our opportunity to make a positive difference within the local community, and our responsibility to nurture the global community for future generations. By rethinking the way we shop, we’re contributing to the sustainability of our environment and supporting organisations, charities and communities that are leading the push for a better, cleaner world. Your help so far is just the beginning.

WHERE TO

FROM HERE?

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