It’s Not Me, It’s YouHolly By Heart
By Holly by Heart
It’s like a messy break up, me trying to end my relationship with plastic. It’s like having an ex who seems to follow you around! I mean, plastic is everywhere you turn. It’s like a stalker who’s really bad at hiding!
A quick trip to buy bread and milk is now a difficult experience. Bread in the shops is all wrapped in plastic. Luckily there is a village bakery where I live so I’ve been buying bread there, only wrapped in paper. Milk on the other hand is only available in plastic containers. I could drive a few miles to a local farm that sells raw milk in glass bottles but I don’t have a car. I could order a delivery from a local milkman (yes, they do still exist) but it’s 75p a pint compared to £1.05ish for 4 litres of milk from most supermarkets. As much as I’d love to support the dairy and buy the milk in glass bottles, I just can justify the extra cost long term.
And why should I? Why should the average Jo have to go to these lengths to reduce their plastic use? China is no longer taking recycling from the UK. There are piles of it already accumulated at recycling centres. They don’t know what to do with it. The solution is obvious. The emphasis needs to be on the food producers so stop using plastic (both recyleable and not) instead of leaving it up to us to buy better. So come on supermarkets, show us that you’re listening.