Reducing Plastic Waste


#1

Been trying to reduce my use of plastic recently. It’s pretty difficult. Was just in the supermarket there and it must 75%+ stuff that had single use plastic in.

Anyone else trying to do this?

Any tips?


#2

Keepcup!


#3

Lots of tips in here


#4

Aye I’ve got a few different ones. Finally got a leakproof one which is small, good as fits in my coat pocket, bad if i want anything other than a flat white.


#5

Yeah same, and i always forget to take it with me :grimacing:


#6

I’ve started to get things at the bulk bins in Planet Organic. It’s SO MUCH CHEAPER. You can just decant from the paper bags to a jar at home or you can take jars with you and do it directly there.


#7

I saw a collapsible one online. Maybe that will encourage you to take it out?


#8

:face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#9

Some sort of plastic hat


#10

There’s surely enough plastic on the planet now for ‘them’ to stop making it, and we just recycle what we need going forward.

This goes entirely against every libertarian (with a small L) bone in my body, but (with perhaps an exception for emergency medical and military usage) I would just ban plastic production altogether now. that will sort the problem pretty quickly.


#11

It is!


#12

oh actually if you keep a bottle of water and get another one and refill the first one you have a new use for the water bottle as a cool new bottle of water


#13

remember those shops which were just loads of bins and they just weighed everything at the till?

sound a bit like that but they were a bit more farmfoods than organic twat.


#14

anyone else hate paper straws or just me


#15

I don’t remember that no.

But it’s basically this.

Oh its this exact one
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#16

I bought stainless steel ones.


#17

very useful for coke


#18

(the drink)


#19

I don’t think there is a Glasgow equivalent.

Also sorry for retreading your thread.


#20

that looks pretty sweet.

these weren’t posh like that though.