Since I’ve grown to love cooking so much and have taken to calling my stews my famous vegetable stews, I invite people over more than ever. Cooking my famous vegetable stews tastes better, is more convenient, costs less, pollutes less, and is better by nearly all my values that I can think of.
People who come over often feel compelled to bring something. I’ve been emailing the following message.
By the way, no need to bring anything, but if you do, I’m avoiding packaging, so please don’t bring anything packaged—no bags, bottles, rubber bands, etc. That usually means fresh fruit or vegetables carried in bags you brought to the store, but as I said, bringing nothing is fine. Here’s some background: Avoiding Food Packaging, plus links within.
I’m trying to reduce this outcome: Scientists Find Most Trashed Spot on Earth: A Once-Pristine Paradise.
I try to be polite and not presumptuous.
Sadly, people still bring packaging. Sunday evening a friend who had a backpack with him in the store bought a new canvas bag to carry three bundles of kale, despite my sending the above message.
I don’t understand what it takes to stop people from using unnecessary packaging.
Most of this beach is covered with food containers that people probably fantasized they’d reuse or recycle, for reference. That’s where packaging goes.
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