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Ditch the plastic
Wed 2-Nov-16
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Aly
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this is another thing I am trying to do. My first step has been to stop using cling film. Second is I have stopped using plastic freezer bags...I now freeze things in glass jars. I use different sizes and have found it works really well. I still have some Tupperware type containers which I will continue to use until they die! I keep an eye out for metal and glass containers now!

If you google it there is a lot of information about the damage plastic is doing along with ideas for how to replace it. My next mission is to make some fabric bags to take shopping for the fruit and veg I buy as I do not want plastic bags!

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Wed 2-Nov-16
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I wouldn't go as far as you, Aly, but we have been cutting down on our use of plastic bags for months.  The last time we went to the Eden Project, I bought some large sturdy hessian bags (think they were 3 for £10), they're very strong and pretty too, they had loads of lovely flowery ones to choose from.  These I now use for our supermarket shop.  When the Government first introduced the 5p bag charge, I bought half a dozen of the stronger 10p supermarket plastic bags, these live in one of the seat pockets in the car so we always have some bags available when we're out and about.  When they wear out I shall replace them with cloth bags, easily foldable and portable.  I have one cloth bag folded up in my handbag too.

I still buy and use plastic bags for food, but have cut down drastically on buying them since I now wash and reuse them - I never used to before, one use and they were thrown away (how wasteful!!  embarassed ). 

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Wed 2-Nov-16
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Any little change helps enormously so well done.

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Wed 2-Nov-16
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I always use cloth or hessien bags, I have bought at various times

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Fri 11-Nov-16
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Today I made 6 sacks to take to the supermarket. I will put the fruit and veg in them to weigh and label. I am expecting someone to say something! No more plastic bags!

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Wed 7-Dec-16
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I have now swapped plastic stemmed cotton buds for rolled paper ones. Amazing what you can find! All organic too and same price!

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Wed 14-Dec-16
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Ire-use all my Butter Tubs for freezing, always have done, going to think of more ways of cutting down too.

Thu 15-Dec-16
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That is good news. Spread the Word! I use my plastic tubs in the freezer too but am gradually changing to glass jars!

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Sat 17-Dec-16
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I have plenty of Glass Jars, but am worried about expansion.

Sat 17-Dec-16
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I do not fill the jars to the top. Things like sausages and chicken breasts I wrap in grease proof paper before putting in a jar.

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Sat 17-Dec-16
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Don't think that would work for me, Aly, my Arthritic Hands would not be able to hold a freezing Jar.

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