No plastic

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No plastic

Post: # 292066Post Odsox
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:40 pm

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:
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Re: No plastic

Post: # 292068Post PurpleMcGowan
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:32 pm

:thumbright:
I was amazed, and glad, to find some tinned foods at T***o are now in cardboard cartons.
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Re: No plastic

Post: # 292072Post Green Aura
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:46 pm

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.
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Re: No plastic

Post: # 292077Post Penny Lane
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:20 pm

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.
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Re: No plastic

Post: # 292163Post LuckyST
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:48 pm

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

Post: # 292164Post ina
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:11 pm

You don't need to use horrible Amazon for those toothbrushes - I've bought several in various shops.
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Re: No plastic

Post: # 292166Post Flo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:17 pm

Hah but have any of you come up with false teeth from the NHS dentist without plastic?

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Re: No plastic

Post: # 292167Post PurpleMcGowan
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:21 pm

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
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Re: No plastic

Post: # 292168Post Odsox
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:22 pm

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:
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Re: No plastic

Post: # 292174Post Weedo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:51 pm

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.
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Re: No plastic

Post: # 292177Post Flo
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:47 pm

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.

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