In my pre Zero Waste days, I was always that girl with a wrapped snack in her bag, for ‘just in case’.
My reliance on these pre wrapped snacks had to come to a disappointing end as I began learning that snacks wrapped in that sort of wrapper couldn’t be recycled. It’s weird, that seems so flipping obvious now, but at the time, I very much adopted the ‘out of site. out of mind’ approach towards my rubbish, and just figured it was not my problem.
And I guess I thought I was fine. I was picking the healthier snacks, and I’d NEVER EVER dream of dropping litter, but you live and you learn, and I now know that single use wrappers are destined for the landfill, where they will likely stay for a minimum 450 years, if they manage to get there. If not, they’ll likely be blown around and become that very litter I thought I was avoiding.Read More