Thursday, 2 June 2011
Plastic - Used for good, not evil?!
I find it so hard in this day and age to find alternatives to plastic. We have managed to eradicate ALL supermarket bags and lots and lots of plastic packaging. Still, for storage and carting lunches to schools and kindergartens, I am very guilty of using lots of plastic. Fortunately my eight year old has no problem with taking stewed apple and custard in containers, yoghurt (made from sachets), sultanas bought in large bags and put into a little container etc. Most children at her school take bought biscuits, muesli bars, packets of chips etc. She even had a giggle with me about the fact that one child felt 'sorry' for her for having to bring boring lunches. My daughter thinks her own lunches are much nicer! Still, enough of the smug glee - my sink makes it look like I am a plastic junkie! I can't decide how bad these containers are, because without them I couldn't provide such nutritious, homemade lunches.