This post follows on from the previous post on how to deal with supermarket purchased meat packaging, as part of my blog on my personal zero waste challenge.
So, thanks to suggestions from Amy Whitehurst, I took my black chicken tray out of my trash bag and turned it to good use as a seedling tray!
I have made my little seedling holders according to the instructions of the dancing gardener:
Get some dirt on your hands!
As I have said before, I am a single guy, live alone, and because I work in a business that has a kitchen, I do most of my eating out of the home. Lately I have wanted to improve my cooking skills, and one thing I like is chicken.
The chicken I bought from the supermarket (before I began this challenge) was on a foam tray wrapped in plastic. I took a photo of it and put it up on facebook to gain comments. This is what resulted:
Later that day I posted on the Waiheke Trading facebook page asking about the local butchers options, and later phoned him to ask what they were. He (Steve the butcher at Oneroa) told me that he could put the meat in whatever I brought, but that he had to touch each individual bit of meat with a single use disposable plastic bag, as a barrier between himself and the meat.
I've tried to find the NZ food code that says this exactly, and I wqant to see if there's anything else that could be used.
I want to buy meat, I will buy free range (ok Forrest!) and I don't want waste created in the process.