Recently I've been making an effort to de-plastic my life.
Without going into the why's or anything like that I thought I'd start a thread to discuss ways people have found of minimising single use plastics in everyday life or raise challenges they are having in the hope other can unblock them.
I'll start with some easy ones: -
Sushi - I eat a lot of sushi so I bought a traditional bento box for buying sushi. The staff in the sushi places I go always smile when they see it. I also go somewhere the ginger and wasabi aren't in little packages. I keep my own (low Na+) soy at my desk.
Groceries - I don't bother with plastic bags for produce as long as it isn't small enoguh to fall out of the trolley. For small stuff I bought some little cotton mesh bags. Also don't bother with reusable plastic shopping bags. I have a 'granny trundler'. At the check out everything just goes into it. If I need more I have a bunch of hessian and cotton shopping bags gleaned over the years as conference bags.
For bulk-bin items like nuts, I take the ziplock bags back to the supermarket with me and refill with the same product - bonus is no more writing down SKU codes.
I'm also finding quite a few cleaning products now come in cardboard packages. Or I buy from bulk places using FYO containers.
Meat is still an issue, as nowhere I shop offers paper packaging. Best option so far has been to buy large cuts (e.g whole chicken, side of lamb) and butcher it myself, then freeze wrapped in paper or in airtight reusable containers.