Well heres a novel twist on the old bag for life dilemma.
As of next month, the supermarket chain Booths will be offering reusable cotton netted bags, rather than those little plastic ones, for customers picking up their fruit and veg. And thats not all.
Theyre also set to offer recycled coffee grinds repurposed to make logs for fires and wood burners.
The new bags are set to be premiered at their Carnforth store in Lancaster, while the logs (made from bonafide in-house coffee waste) will be introduced later on in the autumn. If they prove a success then both could be rolled out to all 28 stores of the upmarket chain, the company told HuffPost UK.
This will follow a period of Booth culling all the plastic bags from stores and putting 10p bags for life in their place.
Its by no means the only supermarket it to slash its volume of of plastic packaging, amidst deep concerns over the environmental impact. Iceland, Morrisons, Asda, and Tesco have all stripped plastic from their shelves in recent months, with fast food behemoths McDonalds also announcing plans to get rid of plastic straws.
Chris Stoves, from Booths, said: The reduction of plastics is a priority for all our teams, informing buying and packaging choices at all levels of the business.
Reducing plastics in Booths isnt a one off initiative; its a continuous range of changes were making to help reduce the reliance on plastic.