Where is Away? The Epidemic of Plastic

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  1. I shop at Aldi for groceries. They don’t give out plastic bags, so we use cardboard boxes or reusable bags. We also save glass jars and use them to store rice, beans, oats, and lentils. Also my partner and I do go through dumpsters at grocery stores for extra food, even though we are relatively well off. It is amazing how much perfectly good food is thrown away because of an arbitrary date on the package.

    1. Hi Dominic, that’s great. Aldi is good like that. The only issue is that most of the products still come in plastic packaging. I personally love shopping at zero-waste bulk stores to cut out that packaging completely 🙂
      That’s awesome that you do dumpster diving! It’s a sad reality of how much perfectly good food gets thrown out every single day. It’s more apparent when you see it first hand. Keep it up!

  2. Hey, Barbara! I have those bags for produce and they are great. Durable – I wash them frequently and the stitching is good. Lightweight – they don’t even weigh an ounce each. Plus the stores where I shop give me bag credit for using those. I love not using those plastic bags for my product. I also take my own glass containers to refill with peanut butter, rice, oats, etc. I’m certainly not doing all I can but I’ll keep working at it.

  3. Jenni I feel the same way. Where I work I’m the only person there that cares about planet. Everyone looks at me like I’m crazy and makes references about hippies of the 60’s. These posts give me hope!

    1. Hi Barbara, these are a great starting point! The only thing that concerns me is that they are made of plastic, however still much better than disposables! Next step would be to buy organic cotton ones 🙂 Good on you for taking the step in the right direction.

  4. Terrifying statistics about our floating garbage in the ocean. I’m sorry to say that I just don’t think enough people care. I feel doom and gloom about this, in addition to the general plastic waste I see everywhere, every sports event I go to has bins full of disposable drinking bottles and other plastic crap. Despite this I keep trying and it is newsletters like yours that help me to try and be positive.

    1. I know right!?! When I first found them, I didn’t want to believe it was true! I know, it’s the sad reality. At the end of the day, we can only control what we can do as individuals and spread the word (like this article) to help others realise that they should start doing the same.
      Glad to hear you enjoy our newsletter! Keep up the good work 🙂