There are several areas where plastics are helpful, where their lighter weight can save tons in shipping costs and fuel expenditures (really, another reason to buy local, but that’s another post). Yesterday, we came across this slide show from The Daily Green of the six worst offenders in food plastic packaging.  You look at the slides and are astounded to see the packaging for such small products all in the name of convenience and the guise of “portion control.” 

Here’s a better solution: buy food local, buy in bulk, and personally package it in reusable containers. I’m partial to these glass containers for food storage and these snack bags for food portability.  What do you think is packaging a small price for convenience? Or do you have other reusable suggestions for how to better package our food? Share them here.