We eat tofu and tempeh every week. So far I can’t find them in bulk. I’d love to make them at home, but I don’t have the time right now. Any suggestions on how to avoid non-recyclable food packaging?
Location: Duncan, BC, Canada
Name: Swarn Leung
Married woman, late 30’s, work in town part-time, no children.
Swarn Leung’s personal blog:
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Shopping bags, bread bag from bakery (I brought my own)
Total items collected: 21
tofu bin, pill bottle & lid, plastic bag from raisins
tempeh wrapper, smoked tofu wrapper, vegan sausage wrappers, pasta bag, zipper-top bags from raisins and nuts, coconut plastic wrap, tea bag wrappers, plastic ring from jar,.
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Tea bags that are not individually plastic-wrapped. Nuts and seeds in bulk rather than in zipper-lock bags.
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
make tempeh and pasta at home
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Tea bags from Mighty Leaf
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I am really surprised at how much plastic is in my life. And how hard it is to avoid it completely. I think I need to read your book!