I was IN LOVE with this cereal. I thought, finally, a zero waste cereal! I don’t have to give up all cereal. The outside box made of cardboard could be recycled, the inside liner could be composted and the actual whole grain biscuits were like Frosted mini-wheats without all the sugar gunk. It was perfect.
I was wrong.
Turns out, that inside bag didn’t decompose, darn it all. No such luck. I found it among all my other treasures in the compost that didn’t make it by the time everything else turned to dirt. I wrote about some of those items in The things that didn’t decompose. We’ve gone pretty much cereal free except for some lapses during the pregnancy when I just couldn’t cook. But I’ve been using those bags to keep my veggies in. I tell myself at least I’m reusing.
I mean, just look at that. My tummy is officially sad. Come on, cereal products! Stand up and make us something waste-less we can eat in happiness. You will be missed Weet-a-bix.
Would you be willing to give up a food due to its unruly packaging? Have you found a product that switched from unsustainable to sustainable that you love?
P.S. Pre-pregnancy I spit out posts left and write. (Get it?) But then I never posted them. Since I have so little time to write now, I thought—why let them sit in the queue? WordPress offers a lovely option of scheduling future posts. I’ll post in real-time about my present life and “my precious” when little Precious allows….(right now she’s discovered her hands and that thumb. Yes, I have a thumb sucker!) Until then I’ll be pushing out a few things that were on my mind pre-pregnancy. If you get a chance to comment, you bet I’ll be reading in the wee nursing hours but I might not have the hands to respond. Ever.
I’ll be visiting your blogs instead just as soon as I can. And if you don’t have a blog? Well, I might just have to break down and call you—when the little thing isn’t screaming in my ear because (LORD FORBID) I’ve decided to burp her!