Some ideas stick. This one came to me in the supermarket as I wrestled armfuls of apples and onions onto the weighing scales, repeating “no plastic, no plastic” and hunting for a space on my shopping list to stick the price stickers.
The line grew behind me as the shop assistant asked, “Saving the environment ma’am?” in a voice that said both “well done” and “I really wish you wouldn’t”.
A solution is only a solution if it works for everyone and simply refusing a plastic bag clearly didn’t in this case. And so came the idea – a reusable produce bag that you can stick the sticker on.
So simple. Visit the shop to get yours.
My name is Laura.
I’ve been a journalist for nearly 20 years. My day, and sometimes night, job is being a TV news presenter on Al Jazeera English. My husband and I also spend much time trying to keep a chaotic house full of young kids and rescued pets in order.
Otherwise, I’m here at EcoSouk. Bringing you the best products I can find to replace our everyday single-use plastics and working with a wonderful community of likeminded people creating an alternative, sustainable way of life for Qatar.
I love hearing from you, so do drop me a line if you have a story you want me to tell, or just want to say hi and join a growing number of people choosing to live lightly.