PLASTIC!!! We still are far from perfect when it comes our soft plastics. This bag is about 4 months worth and is largely chip packets, wrappers for our cheddar cheese blocks and bread wraps, zip lock bags that have finally died, pet food bags and tobacco bags (my partner smokes 😐). It will go to @colessupermarkets for recycling with @replasrecycledproducts.
Some of this, like the zip lock bags, will eventually stop, or the wrap packets because I make them now, but we don't really have control over our cats' biscuits packaging.
The other thing in here is meat packaging. I was vegetarian and then vegan for over 10 years, but due to some health issues had to start eating some meat again. We get ours from a farm that sells at the @berwickfarmersmarket. Their farm is only 45 mins from us (low food miles) and we know the animals were treated properly (and are welcome to visit the farm at any time). But due to the Victorian Health Act, animal products at farmers markets have to be sold in vacuum sealed plastic. Not ideal, but a fair trade in my mind for knowing we're buying from a local farmer who cares. Not everyone would agree, but it's our journey, so we need to do what's right for us. 💚
#plastic #singleuseplastic #recycling #softplastic #notperfect #compromise