November 12, CSB Note
This week’s Share
Sunflower Sandwich Loaf
Packaging… In the modern world we are constantly surrounded by packaging. I am equally fascinated and disgusted by it. I admire the adorable chocolate boxes and the various bags bakeries use to sell their bread but I despise the heavy and ugly packaging my last pair of scissors came in and the waste associated with it. Lately I have been looking at a lot of bread packaging since I am unhappy with the bags I am currently using. Plastic or paper? Or what are the alternatives? Plastic has big advantages from keeping bread moist, to avoiding ugly oil stains from the breads baked in pans to the fact that you can see the bread. But the condensation that often occurs is a real problem in addition to my general distaste of plastic. Every time I put one of my loaves in a plastic bag I feel like I am placing it in a coffin. So what should I package my bread in? Maybe I should make reusable cloth bags? But that would only work for you wonderful CSB customers. There has to be something else out there…
Packaging has to contain, protect, preserve, transport, inform, and sell according to wikipedia. Those are a lot of things that have to be accomplished with as little packaging as possible! How would you like to see your bread packaged? Have you seen any alternative packaging ideas lately? I would love to hear your ideas!
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