I know I’ve touched on this before with regard to water and plastic bottles but maybe it needs to be more direct? Reading a book from my library, ‘Go make a difference – over 500 daily ways to save the planet’ [by think books], tells it is proven that bottled is no better than tap water but, bottled water uses 1.5 million tonnes of plastic every year! from free water.
Last week I bought some meats and asked the superquinn butcher to take back the plastic & rap it in paper. Is that wrong? As I said before if my work is the earth then I should so my bit for it, rather than just view it from a monetary stance & give nothing back.
I’m not saying one should live like an ape in the jungle – I’m simply saying we should use our common sense and at least when shopping. If we can bring a smoking ban to Ireland surely we can find an alternate to plastic packaging? For the record, I preferred the old milk ‘bottles’.