Monday, 11 June 2018

Glass 0: Plastic 1


As a gesture towards reducing plastic waste I bought a glass bottle of tomato ketchup just like this one on Saturday even though it was more expensive than the stuff in the squeezy bottle.  We'd run out and were having a barbecue.  Louis had a friend round for a sleepover and I thought I'd appeal to the inner pyromaniac that lurks inside every male teenager and let them make fire!   It worked and got them away from the screens for a while.

You'd think that the boy would applaud my ecological efforts.  Not a bit of it.   All he did was moan about how difficult it is to get the ketchup out when compared to the squirty stuff.   I have to say that he has a point.   All that thumping the bottom of the bottle is hard work and not a very precise art.  Either just a drip comes out or else half the contents cover the plate with most getting wasted.  It's just small illustration of how this being green lark isn't often a straightforward compromise!

10 comments:

  1. Would it be possible to refill the squeezy bottle, making it a multi use thing?

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    1. But where could I get ketchup in a big enough eco-friendly package to fill it from? It's a right conundrum. xx

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  2. A stupid little "rhyme" from a drama I watched long ago has always stuck in my mind - thump thump thump the ketchup bottle, first there's none and then a lottle!

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  3. The old "Anticipation" commercials in the US come to mind seeing the Heinz bottle.

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    1. Ah I haven't seen these but can guess. xx

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  4. There's a 57 near the top of the bottle that you are supposed to hit - at least that's the myth :-)

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  5. I had forgotten how difficult it was to get the stuff out!

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    1. Yes, so had I. Good job I don't like ketchup. xx

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