Today, we got our first milk delivery in glass bottles. Didn’t hear it being delivered, he must have crept up the drive. The milk / orange juice bottles are glass, so good so far. The smoked cheese came wrapped in a dinky little cloth bag which was encouraging, until we found the inevitable shrink wrap plastic inside. I guess that there is always going to be a tension between delivering things fresh and fit for purpose and the attempt to move away from plastics. Maybe we should all start to accept that without plastics things might be a little more beaten up and last less time. Personally, I wouldn't mind that.
To keep the milk fresh in the fridge we ordered ‘ milk tops’, they are silicone and this confuses me a bit. Is silicone a ‘ bad’ plastic? Will it degrade or will it just add to landfill? Certainly its not single use, but I think actually that a small square of waxed cloth pressed over the bottle would work just as well in the long run. I use waxed cloth wraps on my cheese all the time and I think it actually keeps the cheese much fresher.
Granny Morrish (Laura's mum)