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Going less plastic at the grocery store (not bags)


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Going less plastic at the grocery store (not bags)

im_nomad | Aug 22, 2010 10:51 AM

I'm a single person and I've been noticing how much plastic I put out every two weeks with the recycling...even minus the returnables, and the stuff that is not recyclable around here. As a result, I've really tried to make myself more aware of the choices I make at the grocery store when it comes to plastic, even though the weight of my groceries increases as a result.

For me, the choice of glass or aluminum in drink containers is an easier one, as I think it just tastes better. Some products there seems to be not a lot of choice (yogurt comes to mind). Some products I don't even understand why there's plastic anywhere near them.

I also want to educate myself a bit more about this, and the impact of glass/metal versus plastic containers, so I'm looking for both products and general thoughts on this.

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