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First appempt at a plastic free shop
September 13, 2019 - 9:09 am

Armed with my reusable produce bags, wax wraps a old (plastic) quality street tub and of course cloth shopping bags I hit the town. The first place I went was the market, I wanted bacon and sausage so got my tub out and asked for it putting in the tub not a plastic bag looking at me as if I was insane  she asked just in there without the bag I said yes and then she put it on a plastic square in the tub  and the guy at the side of her said he is saving the planet and pointed out the tub I was using was plastic but I already had the tub and I can use it over and over again I did not need those plastic squares in my tub. I will not be going to that stall again.

I had a better experience at the next stall the fruet and veg guy had no problem using by produce bags or letting me put bigger stuff in my bag unwrapped. I will use him again. 


I also went to Morrisons and they were really good I bought various things in there using more of my own produce bags there is also a select and pick your own eggs service and the boxes they have a cardboard so that is great you literally pick each egg you get yourself. When I went to pay the cashier was really impressed with my produce bags and even asked where I got them so she could get some herself (no idea if she will or not but she seemed genuine)  After I had done here I went to the cafe and found this so know where I can go for meat and fish in future

Finally I went to a farm shop and got more stuff,  the corn on the cobs I got from there looked like it had just been picked off the plant (and probably had very recently) and still had the green around it that nature wrapped it in 

On the whole apart from the butchers I had a positive experience but I admit it did knock my confidence  as I was basically ridiculed for not wanted their plastic crap. 

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