Last week, I went to a local garden centre, ‘Millets’ and came away with some great loose fruit and veg., but NO plants …and why?…..Because, they were all in plastic plant pots. This has led me to wonder, why don’t garden centres have recycling bins for plant pots? I have just acquired a garden shed and after tidying up the garden realised that I have too many of the damn things to fit into my shed. I intend to contact a few garden centres; namely B&Q, Homebase and Millets…to see what they can do!
Confession time; On Friday, whilst shopping at Waitrose, I happily added a newspaper to my shopping basket (free if you spend more than £10…I think). On arriving home, I opened the paper only to discover that the magazine inside was lurking in PLASTIC PACKAGING!!! What an oversight on my part. But it made my husband feel less guilty about the plastic packaged card he had previously, absent mindedly bought…
- Also, my son has returned after 3 months in Guatemala. He presented me with this postcard.
- A typical fruit and veg market in Guatemala. I asked if the produce displayed were in green plastic sacks…..but no, they aren’t – they are in leaves and baskets. Good!
- Finally, A friend posted a really interesting link to a website that sells biodegradable bags for taking to the supermarket and weighing fruit and veg. They are see- through and washable.
- Apparently; ‘Biodegradable plastics take three to six months to decompose fully. That’s much quicker than synthetic counterparts that take several hundred years. Exactly how long a biodegradable bag takes to break down depends on various factors, such as temperature and the amount of moisture.’ present.https://www.sciencefocus.com/science/how-long-do-biodegradable-bags-take-to-decompose/
However, someone else on the Facebook stream presented this pic of her own version made out of net curtains; what a brilliant idea!
This fab idea comes from Teresa Furniss. I hope she doesn’t mind me advertising it…I had better check this out!