Beware Biodegradables!

There has been a lot of talk about ‘biodegradable plastics’ recently and it is being touted by many businesses as the solution to the problem of single use plastics. But this term ‘biodegradable’ seems to me to be misleading people and, when you dig a bit deeper, it isn’t necessarily any better than the original plastic material! In this post I look at the different types of ‘biodegradable plastics’ to see whether they are in fact better, the same, or worse than the current plastics being used.

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Decadent chocolate cake

I made this cake as a dessert when we had guests over and it was an absolute hit. I had never tried vegan baking before so I was a bit hesitant over whether it would all work but it did. Due to the amount of fruit in this cake I do feel like it can even be called healthy too ;).  Even better, most of the ingredients are available from our shop plastic free!  It is a bit faffy and perhaps not the most elegant cake but well worth the effort for the taste.

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Chocolate lentil brownies

This is a recipe which I have been lucky enough to eat (thanks Mum) although haven’t tried making yet myself. The brownies are deliciously soft and fluffy, so much so that I almost called this post “Squidgey little chocolate things” but that didn’t sound as nice.

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Let’s talk about periods

Menstruation is something which happens to all women and yet is often a difficult topic to discuss. This is a real shame as it makes solving problems and educating people about their choices really challenging. One of the major issues around this is that we never talk about what happens to all those tampons and pads when they are disposed of. Where do they go? How long do they last? I have certainly been guilty of not even asking those questions, let alone the more important ones such as ‘What damage do they cause?’ and ‘What alternatives are there?’.

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Natural Weigh local products

At Natural Weigh, we aren’t just interested in providing high quality food without single use plastic. That is just one of the ways we minimise our impact (and the impact of our customers) on the environment. We also work to support other local businesses AND keep emissions down through sourcing products locally where possible.

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