Now that the single-use plastic bags are banned in supermarkets (other shops are free to use it still) in Victoria, I start to wonder, what will the future of take-away be if plastic containers were to be banned in years to come.
I guess there isn’t much problem with the fish & chips shop because they have been packing their food in butchers paper.
What about the tasty Asian take-away such as the fried or soupy noodles? Or even the soup dishes? How will those be packed in an environmentally friendly packaging and still be able to hold liquid or gravy dishes?
Supermarkets in Victoria has phased out the single use plastic bags from 1 July, with Woolworths already doing that since 20th June.
I think we have now and then seen or heard of the devastating effect plastic has on our environment.
Yes plastic is bad, but I would also like to thank the typically organic polymers of high molecular mass for its initial contribution to the advancement of humankind.
I’ve been taking my own shopping bags whenever I do my top ups just to get in the habit of not depending on the single use plastic bags since March.
Not everyone likes the idea of getting rid of the single use plastic bags. It’s free, and many people or households have used it for lining their rubbish bin at home.
I understand the sentiment, but I also feel that the best way forward is for us to change our habit and move on. Even if you don’t feel an inch of compassion to the dead marine life due of plastic bags, then do it because it’s just how life is in a progressive society.
If you’ve used the single use plastics for lining your rubbish bin at home, then buy the bin liner rolls to line your bins or start a compost bin.
Used the plastic bags to collect your dog poop? Buy the dog poo bags.
Who says being green or environmentally conscious is easy? In fact it is neither easy nor cheap.
I read that you could also line your rubbish bin with several layers of newspaper, then just wrap it up when you’re ready to throw it away.