I always bulk purchase my mince from the butchers in 5lb bags; and then usually bag up into meal size potions.
This then creates the main bag plus the individual bags as they are used.
I have been thinking about this for a while and then hit on the idea "Why not use my margarine tubs".
So instead of individual meal portions in bags they are now frozen in the margarine tubs, which although can be recycled at the HWRC, are better being reused as much as possible first; and a 500g margarine tub just hold the right amount we need for a meal.
This also means that they can be stacked neatly in the freezer.
And the best thing only one bag to put into the bin rather than lots of little ones.
I'm a 45 year old SAHM,although I do now work parttime as a dinner lady; partner to Dave for over 20 years who is the love of my life. Mother to 2 wonderful boys Thomas and David.We live in the UK in a small village (pub, village school and church - no shops) approx 15 miles from nearest town.
I enjoy cooking, card making and reading, and trying to do my bit for the environment and organic living.
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