As we begin to ponder another year down on the allotments - can i put in a plea to all to give a thought to the plastics they are purchasing for this year's crops.
We know we can all reuse plastic flower pots, sturdy seed trays and cloches etc etc - but using things like plastic sweet pea netting is difficult to recycle either with another year's use or indeed to put it in the trash. I had some last year and then spent about half an hour cutting it up into tiny strands so as not to entrap birds, animals and sea life when it ultimately reached landfill/the sea.
There is now jute netting - which is more expensive i know - but could be used in subsequent years and not only looks better but will compost down when its use is no longer required.
There are other things I am sure we can all do to limit our impact on the environment, with regard to plastics, and I, for one, will be doing my best to re-use and re-cycle.
Any ideas to share for how we can work even smarter would be gratefully received.