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No plastic

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:40 pm
by Odsox
Well almost none.
I went to Lidl today and bought some mushrooms.
They are now sold in cardboard punnets instead of the blue plastic ones, although it still had clingfilm over it.
But it's a step in the right direction, so well done Lidl or the Irish mushroom growers, or both. :salute:

Re: No plastic

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:32 pm
by PurpleMcGowan
:thumbright:
I was amazed, and glad, to find some tinned foods at T***o are now in cardboard cartons.
Small steps buy many can make big changes

Re: No plastic

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:46 pm
by Green Aura
I wrote a response to this yesterday and somehow lost it!

Briefly, having found plastic-wrapped coconuts in the not too distant past, it's encouraging to see any company starting to reduce their plastic use.

Re: No plastic

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:20 pm
by Penny Lane
Morrisons have finally replaced the thin plastic bags for loose fruit and veg with paper bags. They also seem to have more loose produce that isn't more expensive than the plastic wrapped, which definitely a step in the right direction.

Re: No plastic

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:48 pm
by LuckyST
I've found the alternative for plastic toothbrushes. I've found it on Amazon and purchased it a couple of weeks ago. I should say that bamboo toothbrush is amazing! Considering that a toothbrush should be changed every 3 months, it's a good way to avoid the unwanted usage of plastic. When I received the brush even the box was made of recycled paper.
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Re: No plastic

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:11 pm
by ina
You don't need to use horrible Amazon for those toothbrushes - I've bought several in various shops.

Re: No plastic

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:17 pm
by Flo
Hah but have any of you come up with false teeth from the NHS dentist without plastic?

Re: No plastic

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:21 pm
by PurpleMcGowan
I found Bamboo brushes on Ebay recently.
Had to shop at T***o again recently and handed the fruit & veg wrappings back to the cashier

Re: No plastic

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:22 pm
by Odsox
Flo wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:17 pm
Hah but have any of you come up with false teeth from the NHS dentist without plastic?
Do you foresee scavenging battle fields again Flo?
I have no idea what material they were fitted into though. :mrgreen:

Re: No plastic

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:51 pm
by Weedo
The supermarket I use is gradually moving away from pre-packaged fruit & veg towards simply putting the box full out; unfortunately they still only provide plastic bags to put it in.

Re: No plastic

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:47 pm
by Flo
That is probably because the plastic bags are probably cheaper in bulk than paper ones which get left ripped where the customer is clumsy and uses another one.

Re: No plastic

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:02 pm
by Flo
Anyone seen the fuss over Yorkshire teabags recently? They've tried to produce them with no plastic in them, only for customers to find that the bags split when used in hot water.

Re: No plastic

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:02 pm
by Green Aura
Sounds like a job for a teapot and strainer.

Re: No plastic

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:41 pm
by Flo
Hmm now there's an old fashioned concept. :mrgreen:

Perhaps it's one to consider - would require a teapot, strainer and tea cosy here though. :mrgreen:

Re: No plastic

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:53 pm
by ina
Flo wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:41 pm
Hmm now there's an old fashioned concept. :mrgreen:

Perhaps it's one to consider - would require a teapot, strainer and tea cosy here though. :mrgreen:
I have a teapot, several strainers, teasocks (cotton) in various sizes, and a pot warmer (with tea light - that's why they are called tea lights!!!). Hardly any household in Germany would be without these. And the UK is considered the country of tea drinkers? I've never understood that... :scratch:

Saying that, I use teabags half the time! :mrgreen: