We do have a local baker but they are open bakery hours – 9 to 5 which is of course when we are at work.
Now I am lucky in that I do get to choose my own hours so can occasionally go shopping in the week. I do go to the bakers but there is a problem. They put their bread in plastic bags. They do have paper bags for the buns but they don’t like using them for bread. Each time I ask, they tell me the bread doesn’t fit in a paper bag. It quite clearly does and has been proven to do so on previous occasions. It is for whatever reason an issue with them so I don’t push it.
That leaves the Co-op – its open when I can get there but there’s not much in the plastic free bread line.
Most bread comes plastic wrapped but the buns and baps and little french sticks do come naked and I can use my own produce bags. Its plastic free bread but on a limited scale and expensive
So I bought a bread maker which is great – the bread is fantastic.
Now our bread needs are met with a combination of buns from the co-op, a run in with the bakery when I have the time and the stamina and homemade.
Plus the fantastic nan breads from Maryam Bakery
Find more yummy baked things at bread, buns and biscuits
The yeast used to make the bread comes in a plastic sachet. So far I have been unable to source any plastic free – help gratefully accepted.
Of course the breadmaker has plastic elements but we don’t boycott all plastics. We think that there are some valid uses for the product ( gasp!! yes I know…you can read our reasons here). The breadmaker fits into the
Plastic products that reduce the use of plastic disposables category
For more plastic free products go to the >>>A-Z<<< plastic free index.
- 10 quick ways to cut plastic trash (plasticisrubbish.wordpress.com)