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Week #7. Choose Reusable

Once upon a time, there was no such thing as 'single use'. People worked hard and saved up to purchase things that they then held dear. Whether it was for function or sentiment or decoration, there was always pride that people took in their belongings. So, why did it change? When did it become so convenience based?  This brings us to Week 7 - to choose reusable. Seems simple enough, and it is really. Have a think about the items you use in any given day. There are some that you would hope to be reusable, from the clothes you put on, to the crockery and cutlery you use in your kitchen for breakfast, but keep thinking, what else do you use...

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Why are single use plastics such a problem?

‘What is the big deal with single use plastics?’ I hear your perplexed voice ask. ‘Why do plastics continually get such a bad rap?’ ‘They are all biodegradable and breakdown, eventually don’t they?’ Great questions! Plastics are a huge deal in our world today and they deservedly get a bad rap. Let’s have a look at the facts… Plastics take FOREVER to biodegrade. The truth is plastics don’t break down quickly or decompose easily at all or by any stretch of your imagination.  It can take some plastics up to 1000 years to break down and decompose completely. A plastic bottle can take up to 450 years to degrade, while a plastic bread bag can take up to 10 years...

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Keeping your bread fresh

The most common question I'm asked in this business is, 'will the bags keep the bread fresher for longer'?  And the short answer is 'no'. They were not created to extend your breads shelf life. And so they shouldn't.  Aussie Bread Bags was brought to life to help combat the single use plastic problem we have in Australia. We have done it for grocery shopping bags, so I don't see why we shouldn't be applying this method to every plastic option we currently have in place for convenience including bread bags. They are made from a breathable fabric that allows the bread to breathe whilst in the bag and to disallow any potential of mould to grow from the moisture...

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