I have travelled far but pause to remember that MAY last year I was an innocent and knew so little of all things plasticky
Now I know that those of you kind enough to peruse these pages may imagine me as some kind of Birkenstock wearing earth goddess who loves nothing better than weaving yogurt while a pot of free trade, organic lentils bond themselves into a health some stew. Sadly not true. Dinner time finds me attacking the glacier that has taken up residence in our freezer in an attempt to liberate food, any kind of food, from its icy grasp. Frozen food is important to us and I am particularly partial to frozen peas.
I saw problems ahead when I had to give up plastic wrapped frozen food. So I was overjoyed when I saw the Co-op put much of its food in bio-degradable packaging. I thought they meant biodegradable – an understandable mistake. However if this journey has taught me anything its to second check. Bio-Degradable does not mean biodegradable. It means conventional plastic with an additive to make it degrade or fall apart faster. You can find out more here.
So I gave up peas and ALL OTHER PLASTIC PACKED FROZEN FOOD. SINCE THEN I HAVE NOT BOUGHT PLASTIC WRAPPED FROZEN FOOD I know – feel free to marvel.
It was hard so imagine my whoops of joy when I found Emly Moor Farm Shop who do frozen food in tubs. Using the little scoop you shovel what you want into the bags provided. Of course the bags are plastic but take your own bio bags (corn starch bags – made from vegetables they are fully compostable) and problem solved.x
Here is the company who supply them – Field Fare. They supply shops nationwide. There is a postcode locator here which tells you where your nearest retailer is.
The Emley Moor shop doesn’t stock the full range, but it will give you an idea of what’s available.