In the fight against the damaging effects of disposable, single-use plastics, food retailers and small businesses across the country have been switching to alternative, plant-based materials for their takeaway packaging.
But how many of us actually know how to dispose of this stuff correctly? And is this really the right way to solve our takeaway trash problem?
My Twitter feed lit up with exclamations of excitement and congratulations when Cardiff-born freelance journalist Sophie Rae announced that she would be opening Cardiff’s first zero waste shop, aptly named ‘Ripple’. And now that it’s open, you can shop there yourself.
By encouraging customers to purchase boxes that can be reused and infinitely recycled, it is hoped that the initiative will help cut down on the number of grease-stained pizza boxes that are mistakenly put into recycling bags every year.