1000 Flowers for the Planet #183 Avoid Frozen Foods
There have been many debates over the quality of frozen vegetables versus fresh vegetables, but I’m not approaching this Flower from that perspective. If you want to lead a plastic-free life, or reduce the amount of plastic you bring into the home and almost immediately transfer to landfill, then you need to avoid frozen foods. Frozen foods are packaged in soft or hard plastic, or highly waxed cardboard, and most of this is put straight into the rubbish bin at home to be thrown ‘away’ – remember that place that doesn’t exist in some people’s minds? ‘Away’ is actually called landfill and it could do with a lot less packaging tossed into it. If you avoid frozen foods all together, you will find yourself eating more healthy foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, home made desserts, fresh seafood or (heaven forbid!) home cooked meals. Your diet will probably improve, as will your bank balance. What a nice way to do something good for yourself and the planet.