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16-04-2021, 23:26   #16
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A Ferrero Rocha comes in ....

My blood test stripes come in ...

I'm just wondering
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A lot of Lidl stuff is packed in material that is "not yet recyclable".
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and a heap of it I cant for the life of me see why ( other then "marketing" )
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The situation with all kinds of plastic is ludicrous

Shop fridges filled with plastic bottles of fizzy drink no-one even needs to drink
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Nope! My sister had a box at Christmas (very cliched I thought) but I only had one and remembered I don't like them. Terrible product in every respect!
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Anybody else think its ridiculous that shops are wrapping individual pastries and bread in plastic.
It’s a covid thing. But on the note of plastics....I read an article in the Guardian the last day about airborne plastics.....
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world...ds/ar-BB1fzUbP
I thought we could avoid the sea plastics by not eating fish but this takes the ‘bait..cuit’....now it’s airborne! ....How do you deal with that......?.?!scary stuff!

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It’s a covid thing. But on the note of plastics....I read an article in the Guardian the last day about airborne plastics.....
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world...ds/ar-BB1fzUbP
I thought we could avoid the sea plastics by not eating fish but this takes the bait......now it’s airborne! ....How do you deal with that......?.?!scary stuff!
Fish full of plastic shrink wrapped in plastic
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Nope! My sister had a box at Christmas (very cliched I thought) but I only had one ...

Good for you ! ( sometimes that aint easy )


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I've always envisaged dispensers where you go with your can and dispense a litre of bleach or a litre of milk and pay for it

I know it doesn't fit the conventional model of retail sales

What's going on at the moment and add Amazon to the mix now pushing all kinds of unnecessary plastic products is just not sustainable
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They would be brilliant but you'd end up with the health and safety police on you. Spillages! On the other hand if someone set up a dedicated dispenser unit in a location and you could say buy the dedicated receptacle on first visit and then reuse it thereafter at that outlet then it could work if it were possible to bulk buy a large enough range of products - juices, milks, cleaning fluids, alcohol, and so on.

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A lot of Lidl stuff is packed in material that is "not yet recyclable".
A lot??? you mean most of Lidl stuff!

Aldi and Lidl have to be the worst offenders in this area because so much of their stuff is "own brand" so they have full control over how it is packed.

The only reason there can be is that its cheaper for them so they make more profit.

Total bullsh!t when they say how much stuff the stores recycle when they are dumping so much unrecyclable plastic on customers.
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I've always envisaged dispensers where you go with your can and dispense a litre of bleach or a litre of milk and pay for it....
Biscuits used to be sold out of a big container - ask for however many you wanted 'n shop assistant would put them into a paper bag for you.

Same with sweets too - big container of, say, Quality Street ( was V up market ) ask for so many oz and they would be put in a paper bag for you.

Is it still allowed to slice ham in a shop ? ( or does it have to be prepacked ? )
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Biscuits used to be sold out of a big container - ask for however many you wanted 'n shop assistant would put them into a paper bag for you.

Same with sweets too - big container of, say, Quality Street ( was V up market ) ask for so many oz and they would be put in a paper bag for you.

Is it still allowed to slice ham in a shop ? ( or does it have to be prepacked ? )
Thats right

We're gone backwards in a lot of ways and of course business won't change unles it's in their interest or forced to do so
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The situation with all kinds of plastic is ludicrous

Shop fridges filled with plastic bottles of fizzy drink no-one even needs to drink
You can argue that fizzy drinks have flavour and so aren't a direct replacement for tap water.

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The global bottled water market size is expected to reach USD 505.19 billion by 2028, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 11.1% from 2021 to 2028. The growing awareness regarding the adverse health effects of consuming sugary drinks, such as weight gain, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, is supporting the consumption of alternative beverages, such as still and sparkling water.
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