Oh my ,thats one of reasons there is an excess of trash littering up the planet. Plastic bottles, packaging galore, plastic bags and bits ,tabs around more plastic bottles and plastic tabs around 6 packs etc etc. Plastic packaging inside a box sealed with more plastic cellophane..
It is possible to live and live well, without any packaged foods ,sadly most modern societies have elected to save time and not the planet anymore.
Wouldn't glass bottles be okay if they are continuously re-used? Similar to buying dishes rather than using paper plates all the time. What is the difference between re-used and recycled? Maybe the number of times it gets used before being turned into something else.
I can bake my own bread and make my own pasta from scratch. The flour and eggs come from local farmers. I buy my milk (raw) from a local farm too, and I get meat right from the butcher who raises the animals and slaughters them. Most of the containers I get the food in are either ones I bring myself to the market or ones that can be turned back over to the food producers for recycling or reuse. The meat is wrapped in paper by the butcher after I pick the pieces I want from the glass case.
I don't consider those foods to be the same as pre-packaged, mass-produced food that you might buy at a supermarket. When you said pre-packaged I think of meals that you just heat-n-eat or otherwise get out of a box.
After watching the movie called the unfair treatment of thanksgiving turkey I realized that any food I eat that is bought from any market farm or local, is in fact injected, infected, genetically induced, mistreated and totally abused as an organic animal. Even though I can't even bare the thought that I have to become vegan, I personally think that without personalized farming like our grandparents owned we will no long be able to monitor our foods that we consume, our body that we mistreat, children that we birth.
A forum posted by myself a month or two back sparked a fair bit of controversy and a fair bit of agreement. I stated, that most food hubs on hubpages were poor quality and I stand by that. Not poor quality in the way...
"Every 5 minutes in the U.S. over 2 million plastic bottles are used,Gone Un-recycled, these plastic wastes will take up to 1000 years to properly START decomposing. What about the adverse effects it has on...