Sustainable Online Businesses For Busy People
Avoiding plastic when you work 40 hours per week, commuting 2 hours per day, going to the gym, pick-up the kids, cook, clean the house and still find the time to go out with your friends is not easy everyday. We don’t often have the time to go to the market, go to different stores. We also have the right to be lazy. I will share a few Irish websites to order your food and other items online. I haven't tried all of them but I hope you will find this post useful to get more zero-waste products from the comfort of your home.
Green Earth Organics
What do they sell? Plastic free veg boxes, dairy free milk, juices, household and personal care products, vegetables, fruits, snacks, eggs, dairy, baking products, cereals, tea, coffee, tins, grains, rice, pasta, herbs, spices, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, nut butters, honey, jams,...
Delivery cost: 2.50€ for the local delivery, 6.95€ nationwide.
Additional info: they have the plastic free aisle and vegan products categories.
What do they sell? Cosmetics, reusable cotton pads/ rounds, toothbrushes, menstrual cups, reusable produce bags, washing-up brushes, food wraps, stainless steel lunch boxes, stainless steel & bamboo straws, Starter kits, reusable cups and bottles,...
Delivery cost: 6€, free delivery in Maynooth over 25€
Additional info: Free collection available and you can follow them on Instagram to see where and when you can meet them up at the next event/ market.
What do they sell? Arts & crafts, bags, packaging, catering products, cleaning products, stationery, desktop accessories, diaries & planners, notebooks, envelopes, toys, gifts, giftwrapping paper, labels, paper & cards (100% recycled), sanitary products, storage,...
Delivery cost: 5€ or Free delivery if total ex-vat exceeds 75€
Additional info: The owners are really nice and reply to your questions promptly with a lot of details to help you.
Little Green Shop
What do they sell? Laundry products, cleaning products, stainless steel products (such as lunch boxes, bottles, honey dipper, straws, dustpan, ice cube tray), tea accessories, reusable wraps, cleaning brushes, candles, cotton bags, clothing, babycare, baby bottles, cosmetics (makeup included), breastfeeding products, feminine products,...
Delivery cost: 5€ and free delivery when you spend over €85
Additional info: if you just need to order 1 small item, they can ship it by weight.
Minimal Waste Grocery
What do they sell? Body care, cotton bags, dried fruit, grains, dried herbs, household products, legumes, nuts, vinegars, spices, snacks, seeds, baking products, oils.
Delivery cost: Personal delivery: 0-15km from Rathmines 5€, 16-20km from Rathmines 7€. Courier shipping: 5€ under €80, free shipping for orders over €80 (up to a maximum of 30kgs).
Additional info: 3 packaging options are available (brown paper bags, your won containers, Biobags). You can see them on aturdays from 10am-4pm at the Red Stables Market, St. Anne's Park, Clontarf
What do they sell? Reusable silicon bags, stainless steel lunch box and food jars, bento bags, bento boxes, reusable cups and bottles, a great variety of straws (edible, bamboo, stainless steel, glass straws), food wraps, bowl & plate covers, reusable produce bags, cosmetics, wood glasses, wood watch, wood bikes, cleaning products, ceramic herb garden, sage smudge, zero-waste kits,...
Delivery cost: the price is calculated at the checkout.
Additional info: They offer a subscription service called the M.A.D. Box (M.A.D. means make a difference)
What do they sell? They don’t directly sell anything but you can buy items from members. Some products are brand new but it’s mostly used items: furniture, clothes, decoration, books, ...
Delivery cost: Details in each listing. If the shipping option is available, the cost should be agreed with the seller.
Additional info: You can see the location of the item – handy when you need to collect it.