Plastic Challenge day 12

Today I am searching for dried fruit, nuts, seeds, oats, etc. that do not come packaged in plastic. If only I lived nearer to Malton, North Yorkshire, where I could purchase EVERYTHING from the wonderful store ‘Scoops Ingredients Shop’. 
But how silly I’ve been. Give up with the supermarkets or chain stores. It’s markets I need to get to! Hopefully I can still buy things by the gram (or ounce). 

I came across this in my search: 
The other risk that comes from packaged dried fruits is in the packaging itself. Bisphenol-A or BPA is a plastic chemical that is widely used in the manufacture of food packaging. The problem with BPA is that it can actually contaminate the food inside the plastic packaging. Some of the known health issues that have been linked with this chemical are prostrate cancer, hormonal disruption, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. One of the organizations that investigated BPA is the Environmental Working Group and according to their report, negative health effects can begin to manifest even from small amounts.” Superhuman Coach

About Olivia N Masi

From art college drop-out, to office space-planner, to back-packer, to air stewardess, to brolly babe, to model agent, to wildlife conservationist. How? I've always believed in jumping at every opportunity that comes my way. This has taken me along some bizarre career paths. None of which I regret. I have been to amazing places and met fascinating people. And having worked in the motor sport industry I've sadly experienced too many beloved friends take one adrenalin step too many. I think of them always. I've hung out with pop-stars, sports personalities, and millionaires. I reached a point when nothing but VIP would do. And then something happened. My pops passed away and I felt the need to reconnect with my Italian side. Whilst in Italy, I learnt to be resourceful, to recycle everything, to listen to the valley, to grow my own veg, to catch and tame feral cats, and to follow my heart. My heart led me to a desire to save this beautiful Earth, and all the wonderful life upon it. And so I read, and then I studied with the Open University. I suddenly found myself accepted on a BSc in Wildlife Conservation, having left school with pitiful qualifications. So here I am. A qualified Wildlife Conservationist. A scientist I suppose. I love nothing more than to listen to birdsong, and watch, learn and photograph wildlife. So here is to me getting the perfect job where I can contribute to saving one of Earth's beautiful species. Do I miss the glamour of the old life? The VIP lifestyle? The petrol-head adrenalin? The buzz of being a successful business owner? Only occasionally. Though it seems more like the distant dreams of a previous life.
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3 Responses to Plastic Challenge day 12

  1. You’ll be pleased to know that there is no BPA in any of our packaging and it can all be recycled.


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