It’s good to see that there is an interest in adopting more environmentally friendly ways of consumption – I’d also be interested in more local options being available. Though cutting down on plastic is probably harder than one might think - as this article clearly demonstrates: [www.theguardian.com
Like one of those interviewed, I am also being encouraged by my partner to turn up to William Rose with my own (plastic, but reusable!) containers to avoid the single-use plastic bags they use.
The Store Cupboard at the Crystal Palace food market sell loose teas, spices, oats etc. The Wild Country Organics grocery stall there had a lengthy note explaining why they are using plastic to package their produce. According to a trial they had, customers prefer to buy foods wrapped in plastic than loose products. There were also other reasons as to why they are using plastic that had to do with keeping food fresh for longer.