After my plastic audit I decided to make more of a conscious effort to avoid plastics in my shopping today. I didn’t get to plastic free but I did make some changes for the better.
Here’s how I did
Vegetables – these were all bought loose. The mushrooms were in a paper bag which I will keep to reuse. I used plastic bags for the carrots and potatoes but the bags were reused from my last trip, washed and dried in-between. I thought this would raise fewer questions in the supermarket but next time I’ll try some cloth bags. By reusing them at least I’m prolonging their useful life rather than disposing of them. Annoyingly the peppers and aubergines had plastic price stickers on.
Meat – not so good here. Both the chicken and bacon came in plastic with no obvious alternative.
Milk – plastic again.
Cheese -not a wax wrapped cheese in sight so plastic crept in here again.
Honey – I dodged all the plastic squeezy bottles and bought the glass one.
Painkillers – paper packing but plastic inserts, is there a viable alternative here?
Chilli powder – this left me scratching my head a little. Refill with paper packet and plastic insert or reusable glass jar with plastic lid? I went for the glass but I’m not sure how these compare in energy terms.
Shopping bags – no plastic used here!
All in a better effort but very far for plastic free!! How do you shop for plastic free meat?