Why oh why are fruit and vegetables sold prepacked in plastic packaging? This is just a small selection of produce on display at a well-known supermarket. While I needed these items I refused to buy on principle. If more consumers boycotted overpackaged produce maybe the message would eventually get through.
This week. I asked the OH to buy carrots as I wanted to make some coleslaw at the weekend. He was very sheepish when I unpacked the shopping and discovered he had bought prepacked carrots in a plastic bag. I only wanted three carrots and these were packaged in kilo bags. Not only is this promoting food waste but also yet another plastic bag to be added to the plastic mountain!
Why do we need shrinkwrapped cucumbers?
I don’t care if the plastic packaging CAN be recycled. I’d rather not buy it in the first place.
Imagine all this plastic crap in my recycling bin.
I even refuse to use plastic bags and have replaced these with reusable drawstring sacks. I put the fruit and veg directly in the sacks which are then weighed at the checkout as normal.
In time I will make my own but for now, these will suffice.