BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #35 PER DIEM
Sick of the supermarket grind? Enter Per Diem, the grocery delivery service that offers a solution to both the boredom of shopping for those essentials you’d rather just didn’t run out and an end to wasteful buying habits. They’ve taken a selection of household staples, whittled down all the options to just one per product, and ensured that everything they stock is high quality and that they come from environmentally-conscious suppliers. Then they deliver them straight to you.
Per Diem currently stocks 50 of the things you don’t want your cupboards to go without, including body wash, shampoo and conditioner, dishwasher tablets, multi-surface cleaning sachets, ground and whole coffee beans, various teas, pasta, rice, nuts, cereals, oils and sweets. Each product has been hand-picked, so you don’t have to do any of the picking yourself but you’re still getting the good stuff. And to make sure you get the perfect amount when you place your order, you can choose the number or portion of each product which you can then change month by month to your preference. Then, all your bits will arrive on your doorstep each month via carbon-neutral delivery, either by bike, foot or electric car.
Sustainability is key to Per Diem’s modus operandi, right down to the packaging. Loose items come in recyclable paper bags and they can even provide jars for decanting too; oils come in cardboard-effect bottles made with HDPE (the most environmentally stable plastic that gives off no fumes and takes minimal amounts of energy to produce); cleaning products come in PCR plastic which is 95% recycled; and toiletries come in aluminium. No more single-use plastic guilt.
They’ve thought of pretty much everything when it comes to convenient, fuss-free and planet-friendly grocery shopping – this might just be your new go-to.