06 Jul '11, 11pm

Plastic purge: Trouble on every aisle: via @grist

Plastic purge: Trouble on every aisle: via @grist

Two hours of work for plastic-free groceries. Photo: Mike SanClements Normally, grocery shopping isn't a challenging task. This time, following my plastic purge dare , it took two hours. Two whole hours! Just to buy five days' worth of food. WTF? The hold-ups came at every turn. This was way more difficult than anticipated. I figured I'd buy meat from the butcher, get cheese from the deli, put my veggies in cloth or paper bags, and call it good. But that ain't the case. For example, we wanted some hummus, but the prepared kind is all packaged in plastic. Fine, we can make it from scratch, but then we had to go find all those ingredients without plastic. Basically, everything becomes a massive pain in the ass. Speaking of which, let me tell you about toilet paper. In order to avoid plastic, you can only buy the single roll of Seventh Generation toilet paper at nearly $1.50 ...

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