I sorted all these out of the awkward corner cupboard at home this week, and managed to sell every single one at the car boot sale on Saturday. I will use the money I made to buy a couple more of the glass bottomed silicon or plastic lidded ones instead.
I kept for re-use all the plastic tubs that were either Chinese takeaway tubs, large yoghurt pots or simply to old to warrant selling. These will be used and re-used for as long as possible before going into the plastic recycling box. I have two glass bottomed boxes already in here and I found two that I thought were missing in the tall larder unit, so I will put them in here in a few minutes ... before I lose them again 😉
In my bid to ditch as much plastic from our lives as possible we are phasing out buying large bottles of sparkling water and once our current 'stash' of four bottles is gone that will be it.
I have been getting used to using a fridge jug for tap water ... it's so much better when it's nice and cold ... and I have two glass bottles that I keep topped up with diluted cordial, as Alan likes his water to have some flavour. I have also invested in a thermos style water bottle for when I'm out and about and this one actually fits in the bottle holder in my car ... something my last one didn't do.
It's a shame that most of the reasonably priced cordials come in plastic bottles, but at least our recycling here in North Wales is top notch and they can go in there once they are empty.
It feels like we're turning over a new leaf, and moving more into our smaller and simpler life one baby step at a time.