By I'm on a roll tonight... Another shameless plug for my blog but with a reason http://talesfromtheedgeoftown.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00Z&updated-max=2009-01-01T00%3A00%3A00Z&max-results=25
A link to my own little blogspot where for the month of January I tried to do without plastic full stop. It failed in the first few days due to buying milk in 4 pt poly cartons..... The reason I didn't go for doorstep deliveries is in the blog.
So I changed the tack slightly and aimed to reduce an already reduced plastic consumption but at the risk of sounding negative, you / we won't make any difference on this subject for the reasons outlined above by snapdragon.
What we need to do is reduce the personal reliance on plastic and think about what we are doing. We might be at work and realise we need shopping for the tea. Quick rush in and out of your local stash and cash and come out with a couple of carrier bags. Sure these can be reused but would it not be better to make a canvas bag and leave it in the car boot or rolled up in the bottom of one of those female caverns called handbags ready for action?
We need to be "the odd one's out " and badger local supermarkets and smaller shops as all seem to demand you take a plastic carrier or plastic bag with their produce.
Again I cover this in my blog but were government can come in is to demand and legidlate that shops provide large bins so we can strip off the plastic and make them responsible for recyling it then we may get pvc recycled. Also you can boucott these so called fast serve / self serve checkouts like they have in asda because if you use these with your own bags they throw a wobbler as all machines are calibrated with a number of plastic carriers on.
I personally don't think the vast majority are bothered about plastic so long as they get tea down their necks on time.
Mind you one thing that Asda need praising for is that the cashiers hide the plastic carrier bags and ask if you need a bag. If you say yes they ask if you want the lifelong ones and then leave a pause so you HAVE to ask for a free one. It makes you feel so guilty except when they ask me I say no thank you I make my own !! Sad I know..
Government can also make the shops charge for carriers.
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