Buying fruit and vegies would be zero waste – if it wasn’t for single items being more than a handful. In my grocery store, they kindly provide plastic bags. However, they seem wasteful to me, so I bought some Flip and Tumble bags. There are surely alternative brands, and I could have made them myself. And I’m sure they are ‘plastic’ – but the key to me is that they are reusable and offer a level of visibility.
My only feedback is that it’s hard to keep them sealed! I wish there was a push toogle or similar. Knotting the drawstring isn’t really working for me.
Now for the weekly weigh in (feel free to see my progress since April on my Zero Waste Page)
This week I weighed in at 171g. Last week was 158g, so it’s only a modest increase. Nicely done team!
Weigh in includes:
- Latina ravioli package (though I did make my gnocchi),
- a meat tray (ekk!),
- trays from croquettes for Recipe to Riches currently on Channel Ten,
- a corn chips packet, and
- lots of random plastic film/wrap for items I no longer recall.
What do you use when buying loose vegetables and fruit?