a bag tax which has inspired a lot of people to take advantage of free tote hand outs and to make the conversion to shopping with reusable bags. But there are also people who are thinking of converting to almost exclusive glass or metal storage when it comes to the kitchen and food they transport to work or for snacks.
Our household, aside from the moments we forget completely or shop outside of our routine, is 100% store-provided bag free and we have been for over two years. And in order to preserve the flavor and quality of "bulk" foods, we save glass jars from previous food purchases (pasta sauce, salsa, etc.) and reuse them. I've also been exploring glass refrigerator storage options, including perusing for vintage Pyrex and things that have both aesthetic value and enduring function. I use a ceramic mug at work for almost everything I drink and I try not to buy preportioned foods or drinks as they just increase the plastic multifold. As most of us know, however, it's pretty difficult to purge plastic completely from your life.
Ultimately, I'm curious about what you've done and how it's helped or hindered your shopping, routines, lifestyles, etc. Have you found anything non-plastic to be convenient? Do you use public transportation and have alternatives to plastic that aren't heavy (because that's tough for me - I don't want to lug around glass dishes if I don't have to)? Did you stop buying plastic wrap and sandwich bags? Links, thoughts, frustrations - please share them!