Plastic Life

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.

Just who still reads newsPAPER nowadays?


A Sanga Dilemma

Sanga for lunch. Sanga is an Australian slang for sandwich. Pixabay image.

Sandwich is such an ubiquitous item and you can almost get it anywhere in a shopping centre’s food court or any corner shops or cafes.

I have always gotten my sandwich fix from Subway and over the years I’ve seen changes to their menu and most recently to their colours and logo. Maybe to streamline with their US counterparts perhaps?

I used to get my sandwich double-wrapped – once with a white paper, then with the glossy paper that bears the company logo. But they started to omit the white paper wrapper since last year and made do with just the glossy paper.

There is no more plastic bag, but they’ve introduced a paper bag instead. 

And the menu? Well, there are a lot less on the menu board nowadays. I would always get a turkey and ham sandwich because that was one of the options listed on the board.

Nowadays I don’t see the exact name on the menu anymore, but I could still get it in that combination because turkey and ham are one of the many ingredients that they have. 

Usually the way I order is to state the name of the sandwich that I want, and in my case it’s ‘turkey and ham sandwich on white bread’ at the start of the queue, and gradually saying other ingredients as the queue moves along.

Recently though, I’ve had to say the type of bread that I want first and then saying out the other ingredients, in between of informing them if I want any of the ingredients fresh or toasted.

To me, it just feels like there’s a detachment to my favourite sandwich by not saying out the full name first. Or perhaps the sandwich artists are not fully capable of remembering the name of the sandwich that I just said 5 seconds before?

What about you guys? Do you have a standard way of ordering your sanga?