OK, dear readers, I will admit that that was rather uncalled for. And really the first thing that popped into my head.
So anyway, I usually go to PCC where none of the produce comes in plastic, and you can get stuff in bulk, rather than in little vacuumed packed bags, but today I was at a not-PCC big chain grocery store, and I was rather freaked out.
For one thing, the lemons, limes, apples, oranges, satsumas, garlic, onions, and avocados all came in plastic mesh, the same stuff I used to make the mesh clutch purse a few posts back. And if the produce wasn't already in plastic bags, there was also lots of bags for you to put them in(and not 100% post consumer waste ones like they have at PCC either).
And then everything else is plasticked within an inch of its life(really, I think there is probably more plastic than food)
I was washing capri suns yesterday when it sort of hit me, how much really good quality material is just thrown away on a regular basis.
so please please please, when shopping, choose less packaged food whenever possible.
p.s. we are almost to our 100th post!!!