The COVID-19 Setback
The great strides that were being made for a world with less plastic, have been decimated over fear of the COVID-19 virus. Bulk foods have been shut down, as of today in British Columbia, Canada, you may no longer us your own bag in a store. (Correction- Thrifty Foods yes if you bag your own). Buying anything not covered in plastic has been an almost insurmountable challenge. For the time being...
What good things have come out of this? Your local butcher is no doubt seeing an increase in business and people are doing more baking and cooking at home, so there is less fast food packaging.
I'd like to give a shout out to Ecotopia Naturals in Sidney, BC who have stepped up with an online shop and I got free, same day delivery! They were featured in a previous Blog and have a Soap Refill Centre and many other natural and plastic-free products including Tru Earth Eco laundry strips. I bought those from Ecotopia as I didn't want to do a subscription. A little more money than a subscription but I don't do that much laundry, or as I tell my friends...much of any housework! :)
Visit your butcher, your baker and remember if you are getting take-out food - ask for no plastic utensils and help cut down a little bit of plastic.
Growing your own garden is great, but don't forget to support your local farmers too!
The popular "Keep Calm and Carry On" is about all we can do and be kind to each other.
Here's hoping we can return to normal soon and once again ask to #ditchtheplastic.
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