I am calling this part 1, I don’t know how many parts there will be but I suspect it will be a lot! Single use plastic is obviously a massive issue at the moment. I’ve got to admit that it isn’t something I’ve given a lot of thought to until recently. I felt pretty good about taking my reusable carrier bags out shopping. I am now ready to try and do better than that. More than that, I feel the world is with me. Together we can do this!
I do my weekly food shop at the supermarket. I get it delivered. I tick the box on the order to to say no carrier bags leading to the inevitable running back and forwards with plastic crates and precariously balanced food sculptures being created on the kitchen floor. But despite my lack of carrier bags, more or less everything I buy is wrapped in plastic. It is sad. We have decided to try and reduce the amount of plastic packaging we use.
Coincidentally, last week we popped into Morrison’s (not my usual supermarket) and discovered that not only can you buy your fruit n veg in paper bags but you can also get own brand bread in paper! That makes me happy.
Hurrah for Morrison’s! I also noticed they have paper bags to pack your shopping at the till. This week I am doing my food shop at Morrison’s. And that is my first step.
Please let me know if you have other suggestions for reducing plastic packaging.
*Edit – Very annoyingly, the plastic free options don’t seem to be available when you get your shopping delivered. I have emailed customer services to ask them to change this and am waiting for their reply. Until then I am shopping in store.