As I explained before, my family's goal to live lightly on the earth is in process. My newest baby step is no more packaged black tea, herbs and spices. I take my little tea tin or odd containers to market and have them filled up. No more one-use little plastic baggies to throw away.
The herb shop proprieter is so gracious about weighing and filling my containers. I felt like my request was odd, so I told him why I'm doing it.
1. packaging is unnecessary trash
2. plastic makes us dependent on petroleum, which brings political, ethical, and environmental problems
3. plastic is costly to recycle