Plastic everywhere!!!

There is plastic, plastic and more plastic EVERYWHERE!! It’s driving me crazy seeing all this plastic around. Plastic free July was so eye opening; literally and figuratively; I can now see all the plastic around and it’s just so painful and making me super MAD. Call me crazy {I’m sure you are right now!} but I really am finding all this plastic so frustrating!!
I saw a guy at the store the other day with lettuce in a bag then he put this in a plastic bag. I really had to stop myself from saying do you really need to that bag or shaking him. Might be time to take a breather!!! Breath in, breath out!!!
Stranger still I find my plastic repulsion (almost hatred) strangely liberating. Crazy since plastic has its place and I do still use it but I hate how over used plastic is. People so take plastic for granted. Why do shops wrap food in plastic, then put it in a plastic bag then we taking it home for both to be thrown out or if lucky put in the recycle bin. Oh dears I’m turning into one of “those” people!!! Soon no one will want to be friend’s with me!
This is the container from my lunch from yesterday. I went to a yummy sushi place and ate there but they had no plates to use so I had to use their plastic container which they told me to then throw out. They don’t even have or use a recycle bin though our council has a great recycling programme. I can assure you I did hit them out about this I could see the look in their eyes “this lady be loco!” but I didn’t care I was just so disgusted by the whole thing. So I took the plastic home and washed it then put it in my recycle bin.
Does anyone else do this? does anyone else feel so strongly about this? and well quite frankly I’m rather peeved by the whole thing? Or have I completely lost the plot?
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7 thoughts on “Plastic everywhere!!!

  1. August 14, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    But you have a choice. Your choice is not to purchase from retailers that ‘plastic’ everything. Simple.

    1. August 15, 2013 at 2:16 am

      You’re so right!!! Walk out! Mx

  2. August 15, 2013 at 1:21 am

    I will be friend with you! 🙂

    1. August 15, 2013 at 1:26 am

      Aww thanks woop woop I have one friend hehe Mx

  3. Pennie
    August 15, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Like Penny Pincher says, we do have a choice. Sometimes it’s really hard and it means changing a habit. Perhaps, even if you really, really felt like that sushi, when you asked them if they had plates to eat in with and they said no, you should have said “okay, well I’m not prepared to do business with you and I will find a sushi supplier that cares for the future” and walked out without giving them your business! Easier said than done I know… I am trying to do it, but it is so hard!

    1. August 15, 2013 at 2:15 am

      Good point. I am so going to do that next time! Mx

  4. August 15, 2013 at 7:29 am

    I couldn’t agree more Madeleine! But as others have pointed out, we have to let retailers and all businesses know that we are not okay with this….by voting with our $. We need to take our money to businesses that do have eco-friendly and sustainable practices in place, making those other businesses that don’t, understand what it is we want from them.
    What I really get annoyed at is the customers that just don’t care or realise the power they having with their spending power. As customers we have the ability to shape and change how businesses operate by spending elsewhere (or not at all). Only then will businesses change.
    But good on you for letting them know-maybe they will take it on board, especially if others do the same!