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whenever I go to the supermarket, I will bring a cooler bag with ice pack in case I buy ice cream, frozen stuff or meat.
yes, when we went to lotte supermarket - local cust & tourists who buy a lot can req re-use boxes to pack.zac's mum wrote: ↑Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:50 amI watched a program on Channel U recently. They showed that in South Korea, the supermarkets provide free cardboard cartons/boxes for customers to pack their groceries in and carry home. (They charge for plastic bags) That’s very smart re-use of the thousands of boxes that the supermarkets have in large supply...
n i din buy a lot, we use plastic bags- i guess was charged for it, but a few cents i din take note
When we travel to Australia or US we do that as well. They usually have stacks of cartons out front/back. We will choose a few good ones to use throughout our trip.zac's mum wrote: ↑Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:50 amI watched a program on Channel U recently. They showed that in South Korea, the supermarkets provide free cardboard cartons/boxes for customers to pack their groceries in and carry home. (They charge for plastic bags) That’s very smart re-use of the thousands of boxes that the supermarkets have in large supply...
Another thing is they wrap their raw food, like meat, seafood, etc in paper instead of bagging then in plastic bags. Singapore supermarkets, very few do that and we see them doing that only for ham, maybe sometimes meat from the butchers.
We need more info about environmental impact of different things - from manufacture to disposal. If not, consumers don't really know if changes we make really help the envrionment. Singaporeans also use a lot of redundant packaging - deli counters which wrap food in paper then put it in a plastic bag, shoppers who bring a reusable bag but put (dry or already packaged) items in plastic bags and place them in the reusable bag, etc.
I have the same thoughts. More info on total environmental impact would be good. Someone should do the assessment for the Singapore context as the conclusion may differ depending on transportation costs, waste disposal methods, price of water, etc.Funz wrote: ↑Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:59 amFor raw food storage, plastic bags are still the most convenient and space saving. Instead of throwing them away, I wash, dry and reuse them. But I do wonder if I am wasting water instead and not to mention that there is just this many times you can reuse them. I also wonder how environmentally friendly would it be if I were to use baking paper to wrap up raw food for freezing.
I think there is no point in using biodegradable plastics in Singapore because everything will be incinerated, right?
That's my thought too - which is why I feel we need clear info/advice that is based on our local context.
Now I am making a habit to bring a reusable bag with me every time I do my groceries.. bringing one each time won't hurt you. This should be practiced.
Ashamed to say I hv yet to hv this gd habit