New research released today suggests that the cost-of-living crisis is making it harder for Welsh consumers to avoid single-use plastic; this is despite the plastic crisis being a concern for a whopping 95% of people in Wales.

To help conscious consumers live with less plastic without breaking the bank, on World Refill Day indie Cardiff businesses are sharing their top zero-waste, money-saving tips.

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Meet Swperbox, Wales’ award-winning, home-grown, sustainable recipe box

An independent Welsh recipe box company is helping its customers to cook healthy meals from scratch at home – whilst also supporting a more sustainable food future in Wales.

The brainchild of two Welsh chefs, Alex Cook and Stuart Crichton (formerly of the award-winning Pink Peppercorn Food Co), Swperbox offers easy, home-delivered recipe boxes, making it easy to create nutritious meals using sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients.

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This free energy-saving app could help cut your energy use by 10%

According to the team from a clever little app called Loop, up to 30% of the energy used in an average home each year is currently wasted. This means that there’s big potential for most of us to make the changes needed to benefit both our wallets, and the planet.

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A Guide to Cardiff’s Best Farmers’ Markets

During the pandemic, Farmers’ Markets became something of a life line – remaining open to the public due to their status as an essential businesses, and offering a safe, outdoorsy way to shop. 

But these markets are also an excellent way to get closer to the people who grow and produce our food. They have the potential to offer the freshest, tastiest produce (some farmers even pick for the market on the very same day), and can help us to eat more seasonally by offering up the best of what’s in season now.

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