In light of Plastic Free July, Minister Speirs and I had the privilege of meeting Catryn Zappia at her local business, Bare Pantry, which opened this year here in Brighton.
The mission of the Bare Pantry is to provide sustainable and plastic free items to use in your home. The Pantry provides plastic-free pantry staples that customers fill their glass jars with. You can bring I your own jars to fill with the products on offer.
The business champions local produce, while aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of South Australian people. The Pantry itself is 100% carbon neutral, as well as recyclable. They have a range of products, including food staples, home wear, hygiene and cosmetic goods. The Pantry aims to provide a diverse cross-section of products.
Supporting local businesses such as this is so important as we move into the future.
In 2021, the Marshall Liberal Government passed the ground-breaking legislation to ban single-use plastics in South Australia. We are the first state in Australia to take this step to protect the environment. A trial of banning single use plastic was also run in our Brighton community.
The Bare Pantry is a fantastic example of a business that understands the importance of reducing our waste output, and the environmental impacts this can have.
I encourage everyone to visit the Bare Pantry on Brighton Road, and seek to make their own homes more sustainable, while also supporting a local family business.