Dominic Elliott, founder of Think4Earth Bread Bags, says being an “earth warrior” starts with taking accountability for your actions and consciously choosing to reduce your environmental footprint. Dominic believes that our voices and actions can change how retailers’ package and distribute their products.
Plastic bottles are everywhere. What was meant to hold valuable water to quench people’s thirst often ends up back in the ocean or in landfills. Since 2019, the Think4Earth team has been busy brainstorming ways to give that plastic a second life.
Proudly designed in Australia, Think4Earth Bread Bags are crafted from 100% recycled rPET plastic and use vegan-friendly processes. Each bag recycles 12 plastic bottles! They are machine washable making them perfect for everyday use. With over 100,000 bread bags sold, they are loved by home bakers and bread lovers worldwide. And Dominic knows this is just the start of something bigger. Each bag sold brings us one step closer to a healthier environment.
Think4Earth’s goal is to have their bread bags in every bakery and every home. They want to turn good bakeries into the best bakeries and empower consumers to make better decisions. By providing eco-friendly packaging for your daily bread, Think4Earth helps your #savetheplanet every single day.
We are now offering only stainless steel eating utensils for customers to use while enjoying a meal at Weaver Street or for taking food out. If you are taking utensils with you, please return the utensils to a bus tub in the eating area on a future visit to Weaver Street. No deposit required.
Thank you for helping to reduce waste!
Our other Bring It Back initiatives include the Bring It Back Jar, currently featuring bulk dried fruit, and our reusable Bring It Back Sack that helps eliminate single-use bags at the checkout.
We encourage all shoppers to bring their own bags when they shop.
Customers who do not carry their own bag have the option to purchase a reusable “Weaver Bag” for $1.99 or an insulated bag for $2.99, or to use a “Bring it Back Sack” made of heavy-duty recycled plastic sturdy enough to be re-used up to 125 times. New sacks can be purchased for 15 cents, or customers can pick up a free sack from a stash of returned bags.
Bring It Back Jars is a new initiative to continue in the co-op’s mission to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce single-use packaging. The idea is simple! Customers purchase product in reusable glass jars and return the empty jars and lids to a cashier on a future shopping trip.
In phase one, the Bring It Back Jars will offer dried fruit. The next phases will include nuts and a selection of other bulk items
This process is similar to purchasing milk in glass bottles. When you return the Bring It Back Jar and lid to a cashier you will receive your $1.50 deposit refund.
The switch to reusable glass jars is a great way to reduce plastic packaging while enjoying the convenience of purchasing and storing food.
You can find jars filled with dry fruit in our bulk section in stores, if shopping online, click here.
What kind of plastic are the jar lids?
Our lids are made with Plastic #5 Polypropylene which is a thermoplastic that has a high heat tolerance and BPA-free. The plastic is approved for food and beverage storage.
What size are jars?
The small jar is 12 oz. and the large jar is 24 oz. The net weight of the dried fruit product varies.
Can I use these jars for canning with the lids?
No, the jars are not approved for canning with these plastic lids.
Do I need to remove the stickers off when I return the jar?
No, our staff will remove the stickers prior to putting them through the dishwasher.
Where do I return the glass jars?
Please give it to your cashier when you check out. The cashier will give you your deposit refund..
When you return the Bring It Back Jars to a cashier, you receive your deposit refund.