Speaking of recycling – hands up, those who think recycling today is a joke? Those who remember literally recycling everything; liquids all came in glass bottles – most returnable, the rest just glass, rags were valuable . My grandmother used to tear down my grandfather’s sweaters when they got thin at the elbow, wash the wool and make sweaters for the grands. My mother used to tear down coats and make us winter clothes – including the fur trims. ‘Fast food’ came wrapped in newspaper.
By the time we threw something away, it really was finished – and was truly biodegradeable.
Recycling? HAH. We are scrambling to mitigate a huge industrial mess, which should not be our responsibility. It’s true, we can still buy some naked produce – but why should I have to accept plastic packaging when I buy organic produce??? Or, for that matter, any food.
I think I’m going to institute a new household policy. Henceforth, I am NOT going to buy any food – certainly not any organic food – that comes in plastic bags, boxes or wrappings. Except lettuce, which I have not seen sold unwrapped in decades.
Still … a step in the right direction, eh? Lol!