melbourne greenista-sista jorth has declared november plastic free and invited all to join her. i have been getting more and more appalled at the volume of plastic coming into palazzo seahorse and (after disgorging contents) going straight into the bin or nesting in the cupboard under the kitchen sink.
so i am going to try hard to make november plastic free. jorth's commitment is:
1 - I shall refrain from purchasing anything that is made of or is packaged in plastic for a month;
2 - I shall try to minimise all waste created for the month, and only purchase products in packaging that can be recycled;
3 - I shall crap on about it here, in the hope of inspiring others.
i can certainly do #3 and #2 -my main worry with #1 is milk - my lot drink gallons of it and it only seems to come in plastic jugs or plastic coated cardboard cartons. so i might have to get a milk exemption.
just checked the pantry and the non plastic packaged items were Milo, jam vegemite, jelly crystals, tea, coffee, vanilla, flour, sugar, tamarind paste, all the sauces (fish, hoi sin etc) rosewater, cocoa, tinned tomatoes, tinned tuna and olive oil. the stand out tricky items are pasta and rice - traditional staples chez seahorse.
eek! bread is tricky too. even at the bakery they tend to put it in plastic bags. i can see some lateral thinking is called for.
thanks jorth! who else is going to take up the challenge of living plastic free?