The Pantry Market at Keyes in Joburg is, where possible, a plastic-free zone, and visitors can bring their own baskets to fill with everything and anything needed for a wholesome, healthy home pantry.
Think locally harvested honey, delicious cheeses, artisanal breads, Italian-style charcuterie, fresh organic produce, deli-style dips, salads and snacks, Arabic pies, whole grains, decadent pastries and more.
This is why single-use plastic is a problem: Half of global plastic waste is from packaging, often used just once and thrown away a few minutes afterwards. In South Africa, the majority of litter on beaches is plastics (94%) with 77% of that being single-use.
Many single-use plastics can’t be recycled. They are easily blown around by the wind. Only 9% of the plastic the world has ever produced has been recycled.
As a proudly Plastic Free market, Keyes Pantry Market has invited WWF to give a free talk in July, where they will share more information about our plastic problem.