You want plastic free Sausage and cheese buy? That could be a real challenge. Normally, such fresh food is always offered in a plastic box nowadays or wrapped in a coated foil and a plastic bag at the counter. But fortunately, the resulting waste can be eliminated with a classic sustainable lifehack of our grandparents really almost always avoid.
Find out now in this article how you can easily buy plastic-free sausage & cheese in the future and avoid waste. unnecessary plastic packaging can avoid.
How to buy plastic-free sausage & cheese
The plastic free shopping is becoming a little easier with each new day. Manufacturers & markets are adapting to people's new consumer awareness. The Zero Waste Lifestyle has arrived in society. Yogurt in a glass jar and dispensing with plastic bags at the checkout are part of this and a good start. But even today, sausage and cheese are where you're most likely to run up against your creative limits.
As already described above, however, grandma & grandpa provide the solution to this problem. Earlier the two are namely with a bread box brought to the next market to have food such as sausage and cheese filled there without plastic. Plastic-free, because there is simply no plastic. Plastic gave. So in the future just take your Stainless steel lunch box with you - for example, in your backpack - and have slices of cheese and sausage cut off and packed in them.
The basic procedure
This is how the plastic-free purchase of sausage and cheese ideally proceeds step by step:
- Bring your own sealable container
- Let the salesperson know at the counter
- Place open container on a tray provided
- Seller fills in sausage or cheese
- You take the can without touching the tray and you're done!
The principle sounds pretty simple, doesn't it? But in fact, it was a real hurdle for a long time. Now, fortunately, it works this way at more and more stores.
And where can you buy sausage & cheese plastic-free?
Not every Supermarket and not every store offers the service of filling sausage and cheese without plastic at the counter. Hygienic reasons are often cited for this - many supermarkets do not even have a fresh food counter. But since the offer is met with great enthusiasm by customers, you will find more and more suppliers in the future who also offer plastic-free products. Avoid plastic waste would like. Because the implementation on site is relatively simple: It only needs a tray so that the sales staff behind the counter do not come into contact with your lunch box. Then it is also harmless from a hygienic point of view. Suggest it in your market if you can't yet buy plastic-free sausage and cheese there. And then, of course, there's the butcher next door, who is certainly a bit more flexible than a large supermarket chain.
If you want to be on the safe side, you have with Organic markets with counter certainly the best chances for your project. 🙂
Also the Classic weekly market is recommended of course! You can also find it in many smaller towns and usually cheese and sausage is offered at the fresh counter. If you want to buy a Delicatessen around the corner, it also offers you a very good opportunity to get food without plastic.
The best places to go (with fresh food counter) once again in the overview:
- Organic markets
- Weekly markets
Supermarket chains like TeGut, for example, already offer this nationwide! Such an offer has yes also a nice marketing effect 😉
Do you have any other ideas for places to go? Then always bring them to us in the comments!
Sausage & cheese without plastic? Becomes easier and easier!
Of course, it's not possible everywhere yet and maybe you still have to search a bit. But my feeling is that in the future it will be "normal" again to take your own lunch box to the supermarket. Once you find your ideal place to go near your apartment, plastic-free shopping for sausage and cheese will quickly become routine. For the first few times, you just have to break out of old habits and be open to something new 🙂
Do you have questions, tips or your own experiences that you would like to share? Then feel free to leave me a comment and this post.
PS.: If you are still looking for a simple Start into Zero Waste Life then I can give you my Online Course 30 Days To Zero Waste recommend. There I show you step by step how easy the waste-avoiding lifestyle works.
PPS: For a sustainable everyday life you should consume meat respectfully and only in moderation. It contributes massively to the Climate change at. In the article about the Connection of our diet with the environmentJulian will be happy to explain this to you in more detail.
We are a family of five, the children go to school and my husband and I both work. Every day I make work and school sandwiches for 5 people, and we consume several packages of sausage and cheese every week. Gladly I would buy of course at the sausage counter or at the butcher, it is simply not financially possible for a large family. The industry gives the small purse with it no chance at all.
Hey Jessi. If the meat is so cheap, then it is also not healthy. Then you should rather switch to vegetable alternatives, e.g. natural spreading cream. But you can also buy plastic-free sausage and cheese at the weekly market. Basically, I recommend you to reduce your meat consumption a little bit - that saves money and protects the environment. 🙂
Thanks for the article. It works quite well here. However, hygienic refrigerator storage for cold cuts is a challenge. Glass or stainless steel boxes that are too tall leave too much air in, so it spoils. Ideas?
Hey Kat! Great, I'm glad to hear that. In any case Beeswax wipes. You can even Make beeswax cloths yourself.
Hello Christoph, addition for theList e of shopping options. the butcher store around the corner. There you also then buy regionally and strengthens local trade 🙂
Hi Annette! Thank you for the input - I'll be happy to include it in the article 🙂