White Spirit Vinegar
White spirit vinegar is well-known for being a useful household cleanser and in recipes, but vinegar also contains nutrients, and has been used for treating ailments and skin conditions for centuries. Vinegar is basically “sour wine” and white vinegar, made from grain, has a sharp distinctive taste. Common white vinegar has a five percent acidity, which is why it is an effective cleanser and home remedy. Use one of our amber glass bottles with atomiser spray cap and make your own zero waste citrus vinegar all-purpose cleaner.
Our white spirit vinegar is naturally fermented. We also have raw organic apple cider vinegar, which is also great for cleaning your home, available for purchase here.
How does a plastic-free, ‘weigh-and-pay’ shopping experience work?
We are a small, independent retailer that makes it easy to use less plastic. Customers can choose from our range of plastic-free food at our zero waste store in Observatory where shoppers bring empty containers from home to refill with the goods you want. In a refill shop, customers are encouraged to only buy what they need. Zero waste shopping is therefore better for your pocket and our planet! Our products are packaged in brown paper bags for online orders, and liquids are decanted into glass jars. The cost of the jar is included in the white spirit vinegar’s price, and your jar can be reused over and over again.
When you order online with us, we will decant your plastic-free vinegar into a glass jar and deliver to your door. Choose between 500ml, 750ml or 1L. (Glass jar may vary from picture shown.)
Glass vs plastic
The primary component of plastic, fossil fuels, receives huge subsidies, making petrochemical the least expensive option available. In 2015, the world’s fossil fuel corporations got $5.3 trillion in subsidies, of which $2.3 trillion came from China. Governments should reward businesses that come up with innovative sustainable solutions and increase taxes on packaging that is challenging to recycle. As a result, producers and retailers would use less hazardous plastic.
Because producing virgin plastic is generally the cheapest option, only 9% of all plastic ever produced has been recycled and most plastic ends up in landfills or as litter on land or sea. Although plastics are fantastic in terms of lightweight flexibility, durability, and versatility, reducing the use of ubiquitous plastic is essential to the health of the planet. Avoiding food and drinks packaged in plastic is not only better for the planet, but it can also be better for your health because the amount of microplastics you ingest is reduced.