3 days into Plastic Free July and my little bin was already bursting. Mainly with glass, but there was plastic there. In the form of little pourer things that go in olive oil bottles. I bought the oil with metal lids, but there it is, lurking inside…
I do wonder how many hundreds of years we were capable of pouring oil, without a plastic thing inside the bottle? From what I can see it doesn´t even slow the oil down, so what is the point? Even if it did, all those billions of pourers that must go out every year… we were capable for hundreds of year to pour oil without them, I believe we are capable now!
But, what is the choice? They´ve all got them. If you´re lucky enough to live near an oil refill station, amazing! But if you´re not?
I haven´t yet found a plastic FREE alternative. I have though, found a PALL alternative. By buying big! Of course, I´d rather have plastic free oil. If anyone knows anywhere in Bristol, please let me know! But I reckon the big bottles can be found in most places, not just my local shop.
I stood there a while adding it up, it´s also worked out cheaper. Shelling out 14 quid for olive oil was a bit painful, but unless I start using it at double the speed, I´ve got pretty much 3 liters for the price of two! (If I were buying the small bottles which I normally do.)
If I hadn´t been taking part in Plastic Free July I wouldn´t of looked for this. It´s taken me six years… I´d thought of it before, just never got around to doing something about it…Doh!
I feel like bit of a mug paying out extra money all those years, let alone all the extra plastic pourer things… “You live and learn!” Now i just need to find the solutions to the other oils I use…
If this is your first Plastic Free July you probably have enough refusals going on to even think of this. So hopefully this can help you, reduce plastics and save money!
So thank you Plastic Free July and my little bulging bin, for pointing out something that´s been staring me in the face all this time!
Remember, Every Refusal Adds Up!