There’s nothing much to today’s post but me posting pictures of a rather unappetising looking bottle full of what appears to be a frothy brown slurry.
In actuality, I decided to take an old passata bottle (700ml capacity) down to a local health food cafe called Nutrient to see if I could take away one of their delicious smoothies in my own jar, thereby saving the need to throw away more plastic (even if it is marketed as being biodegradable friendly; it’s still a one-use waste item).
This smoothie is their choco-nut – gluten free, lactose free, vegan friendly, full of almond milk, peanut butter, WPI chocolate, dates etc.
The weird bendy object is actually a metal straw I saved that was part of a Secret Santa from a work Christmas do years ago. There was a spoon attachment too but Turtle, our Little Corella, has evidently pried that off at some stage. I brought it with me to use, but they gave me a straw anyway.
At any rate, the staff were more than happy to fill my bottle and I canon balled the lot!
If you’re looking to cut down on waste, even on a superficial level like take out, it certainly doesn’t hurt to bring your own container along to your favourite eateries to see if they will fill the for you, although you might like to use a slightly more visually appealing vessel.
That or take more time than I did to peel off the original sticker.
Some people prefer the aesthetically more pleasing mason jar when it comes to these sorts of personal ventures into zero waste, but I am a greedy child and the jar don’t seem big enough for my eye. Granted of course you can buy them in all sorts of capacities and sizes, but I have a drawer full of jars at home and this one seemed the most drink appropriate.
Unless your veins run with caffeine, I couldn’t recommend you take away 700ml of coffee to drink in one hit. Lest you want to resemble Fry in any way: