Tuesday, April 16, 2013

No Waste Wednesday #16–Butter

Reference:  2013 Resolution posted 12/31/2012

butterBig Box grocers sell butter wrapped in wax paper and then placed in a small cardboard box.  Not too bad in terms of waste.  You can deal with a small amount of paper and recycle the cardboard.  If you buy margarine, unfortunately you have to deal with the plastic tub. 

There are a lot of dairy farms near our place, and we are able buy large blocks of locally produced butter at our small, local grocer--Sunny Farms.  The block is wrapped simply in cellophane.  We place the block in a sealed, reusable container to use over a couple of weeks.

It would be tough for us to go back to margarine in the big tubs.  Fresh butter is the best--very tasty.  Lots of product with very little waste.  And unlike plastic, cellophane decomposes.  I can live with that.

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