Biodegradable weed block for your planting rows in the garden? Yes it’s really a thing! And it degrades by the end of the season to just mix back into your soil. I’ve been able to source it for free using repurposed feed sacks.
I don’t typically use plastic produce bags. I mean, my veggies can usually play nice without being separated from each other by plastic. 🙂
But sometimes with bulk buying it’s just easier for the cashier to have like items all bundled together. So if I buy 16 roma tomatoes to make Pico de Gallo for a family dinner, bundling them all together for the cashier just makes sense.
But oh how I hated to use that plastic bag. I mean, yeah, I’ll make sure it gets reused somehow when I get home. But I’m trying to SHUNplastic aren’t I?
How would grandma have done it? I’ve been seeing this question a lot on social media lately. But it’s great food for thought, especially for those striving to reduce waste and save a little money too in their own kitchens. Let’s see how grandma would have done it.
Y’all know I hate plastic. A LOT. Is our home plastic free? Oh no, of course not. Yeah I’ll push back against plastic waste wherever possible but there’s certainly no perfection here at our Homestead! Is it the same for you?
Sometimes the very magnitude of the problem makes you wonder “why bother?”. Whelp, there are as many reasons as there are points of view. But here’s why I make the effort in our home.