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nou From: nou Date: July 3rd, 2014 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yoghurt :( I haven't missed yoghurt yet, but I know I'm going to.

I'm starting to think I'm in the best possible place in the entire country to undertake this challenge. Fruit and veg shops (there's one within 5 minutes' walk that's open until 3am), local bakery that'll sell me sliced bread in my own cloth bag, local butcher that'll sell me meat in my own compostable bag, Weigh & Save shop for nuts/dried fruit/rice/couscous/etc, Lush shop for solid shampoo and deodorant etc (and all of these open on weekends too). There's even apparently a shop at London Bridge (I can get there in 30 minutes door to door if I time it right) that sells wine in reusable 1-litre bottles.

But it's still really hard. Kate got it absolutely right when she said this is a structural problem, not an individual one.
j4 From: j4 Date: July 3rd, 2014 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I suspect yoghurt is something I could make at home if I had the time and energy. Can you freeze it? (I mean, freeze and defrost? I know FroYo is a thing but it's not the same thing!)

And yes, your local shops sound brilliant! Especially Weigh & Save, we could do with one of them (SESI is OK but it's not exactly convenient).

I agree it's not an individual problem, and to be honest I'm not sure how much use it is as an individual exercise for me (I mean, I already agonise about this stuff more than is healthy) but I'm hoping to contribute to more general awareness-raising. Hopefully without making myself more depressed in the process...
nou From: nou Date: July 4th, 2014 08:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Not sure about freezing yoghurt, but it's worth a try! I tried to make it myself a long time ago (as in, I was still living in Wales) but it didn't work, not sure why.

General awareness-raising is one of the things I'm hoping for too. Apparently I got a mention in one of the local papers last week! I didn't find this out in time to buy a copy, though (I'll have a look at the library copy next time I'm there).
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