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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.

 

BLOG STATS As of 01.29.2017 onward have been counting the number people who have read each post. WHY CUT PLASTIC About 100 million tons of plastic are produced each year and much of it is used to make one-use, disposable items. Because plastic doesn't biodegrade these items, though only used for moments can last for decades, centuries, possibly forever. We are creating ever lasting rubbish in unsustainable amounts. It is polluting the environment, maiming even killing animals, poisoning fish and may be poisoning us.

2 thoughts on “Peas frozen

  1. Yes degradable does not mean biodegradable.

    Starch is the reserve carbohydrate of plants. The modification of its properties by chemical means is a key factor in its use in corn-starch based biodegradable bags which has a cost addition of 300%-400%. These bags are not as strong or durable as polymer (plastic) bags. Also starch based products can comprise of genetically modified crops (GM Crops).

    BIOPLAST is a manufacturing company of BIOPLAST Branded Biodegradable Garbage Bags and Fridge Bags for the household markets and for the industry as well as Biodegradable Carrier Bags for the retail sector using their own patented unique formula of bacteria enzyme base substrate as against starch base as used by other manufacturers world over which is not as strong or durable as polymer (plastic) bags and has a cost addition of 300%-400%. Also starch based products can comprise of genetically modified crops (GM Crops).

    This is the only Biodegradable technology in the world using bacteria enzyme base substrate which is 100% biodegradable within 6 months after disposal as per ASTM-D 5988-1996 and EN 13432:2000/ISO 14855 standards with the lowest cost addition of 15%-20%.

    BIOPLAST biodegradable products are also compostable and hence enhancing the nutritive value of the remaining soil. All the ingredients of BIOPLAST biodegradable plastic products are food grade and non-toxic in nature therefore suitable to be in contact with food products.

    BIOPLAST believes that this great innovation will go a long way in preserving the ecological balance around the world which has brought intelligent and affordable solution to the disposal of polyethylene plastic waste problem worldwide.

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