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WhatCameFirst

Plastic free..

Well, I struggle with going completely plastic free, but this is a good website :
http://plasticisrubbish.wordpress.../a-to-z-of-plastic-free-products/
Seabird

Small steps though..... since the 5p charge for carrier bags (paper as well as plastic) was introduced here in Wales we've noticed a marked decrease in the amount of plastic bag litter. None hanging round in trees and bushes, or swirling round in corners on a windy day, or even littering the beaches ,although many are still washed in on the tides.
sod

Seabird wrote:
Small steps though..... since the 5p charge for carrier bags (paper as well as plastic) was introduced here in Wales we've noticed a marked decrease in the amount of plastic bag litter. None hanging round in trees and bushes, or swirling round in corners on a windy day, or even littering the beaches ,although many are still washed in on the tides.


Here they all started that and two gave or sold cheap reusable bags with their name on which are better as they don't rip just as you get near your car plus one had one for frozen food   that has a thick lining so are much better, don't know why they never did it before, money saving, advertising and all round good idea
Christine

Plastic free might be hard with me false teeth.
redbelly

One of my resolutions for this year is to buy less plastic. Every time I have a clean up most of the rubbish I take to the tip is plastic. One example is plastic buckets. I'm sure that in the long run a metal bucket is better value.
Digindeep

Whilst I'm all for saving on plastic waste, tired of seeing it washed up on our shore, thrown out of travelling cars and generally chucked willy nilly around footpaths and lanes ect.  

I look back and remember as a youngster, when I was first introduced to the world of allotments, growing your own.

The allotmenteers made their own seed trays out of old orange boxes, or use tomato trays lined with newspapers.

Paper pots again made up from old newspapers. Something I still do to this day. Simply because terracotta pots were too expensive to buy, they broke easily and as I was often told took too long to warm up to germinate the seed planted in them.

Now we have cheap seed trays and plastic pots in every possible imaginable size you could wish for.

It all begs the question, how many growers would/could be bothered to make do, produce their own pots and trays today? Also would it be finnacially viable in todays markets?

Will again say I am still in favour of saving on plastic items where ever possible .


 

Edited to say Yes Christine...I too would be lost without my falses    
sod

In another like I used to work nightshift in a plastic recycle factory we took in clear plastic through to PVC and made buckets, safety mats, door mats, those trays and pots and many other things 24hours a day 5days a week all from waste  

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