257 points

It is adequate.
It performs it’s function.

No need for extreme consumerism & garbage production.

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150 points

It’s biodegradable, renewable, and only needs to get from the manufacturer to your cabinet, where it can be replaced with heartier permanent storage.

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46 points

Real environmentalists just pack the flour into their jeans pockets to avoid unnecessary paper waste

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39 points

Classic Hank Scorpio

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5 points

You joke but bulk stores exist where you can literally just take your own container and avoid the crappy leaky bags altogether.

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5 points

Real environmentalists keep a little dirt under their pillow for the dirt man, in case he comes to town.

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I just put it straight into my mouth to avoid the extra cleaning and energy of cooking. Don’t you even care about the planet?

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2 points

Into their jeans pockets up their asses FTFY

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3 points

Same for sugar, it’s really annoying that so many things have switched to plastic. Gram crackers, Ritz and Saltines all used to be in waxed paper when I was a kid and were fine.

Now they switch to plastic, but make sure it’s tinted to mimic the old paper versions.

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1 point

And it also needs to leave everything inside my backpack coated in a thin layer of flour.

What I don’t get is why they put it in a single two-layer paper bag instead of two single-layer paper bags, which would clearly be more effective.

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13 points

Why didn’t you wrap it with another bag, or your reused plastic one? This seems like a non-issue user error.

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7 points

Top comment is against the post, but the post has almost no downvotes. What is happening here?

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14 points

Downvoting isn’t for disagreement. If you think the conversation is valuable you can upvote for visibility while disagreeing in a comment. This is important subject matter that needs to be hashed out!

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There might be a desire from those that were looking for the top response to let it ride for visibility. I wish most things were as practically packaged as flour.

Edit: Can we do coffee next? I drink a lot of the stuff, and unless I roast my own, there is absolutely no environmentally friendly option. I tried roasting my own. I set off the smoke detector, upset the dogs, and made my house smell bad.

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4 points

No local roaster that sell directly? We have a couple that sell by weight so I can bring in my own containers.

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4 points

Most of the local roasters I go to sell coffee in recyclable paper bags that are technically resealable using the little bendy tie thingy. I end up just dumping it into an airtight glass jar once I open it up though.

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2 points

Roast it outside or on the stovetop with the fan going if that’s not an option

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Do you consider carbon neutral/negative(or at least as close as possible) to be environmentally friendly? What about sustainable agricultural practices?

If yes, I bought some coffee from Tiny Footprint coffee, which claims to be carbon negative, allegedly gets coffee from smaller local growers (you can pick the growing conditions you like, so like I got a bunch from women-owned farms), and they are actively trying to restore the areas where they source coffee. Also it’s packed in wax coated paper, and I believe you can buy bulk if you like.

It’s not cheap, and the roasts tend lighter than you’d expect (so imo a medium brews like a light), but it’s really good coffee.

And yeah, I live kinda close to a coffee roaster and it doesn’t smell great at all. If you have a garage, a cheap used oven set up out there might do the trick.

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10 points

I think it’s because a lot of people’s (myself included) knee-jerk reaction is “yeah, those bags do suck”, then they look at the comments and either realize the tide is against them or end up agreeing with the points in the comments upon reflection.

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2 points

General rule of thumb is that for every 100 that vote, 10 read the comments and 1 will ever post.

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137 points

OK. We’ll start using single-use plastic.

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66 points

Can we get some extra micro thrown in for our balls?

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26 points

Hey remember the phase like 10 years ago when shower gel companies were selling shower gel with fucking little plastic balls in it as an exfoliant?! Can you fucking believe that was a thing that really happened fml

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7 points

Still happens with face cleansers.

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2 points

Those things were plastic?

I though they were like gelatinous or something

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17 points

Of course, for an extra 10 cents on the dollar.

(it was already included)

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4 points

I only want microplastics in my balls if it’s lab grown.

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1 point

I don’t know that there isn’t.

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11 points

How about we start with slightly thicker paper bags that don’t leak as easily first?

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2 points

They recently did that in Norway, it has improved my life by about 1%. You still get the flour explosion when opening a new bag though.

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4 points

Wow dude I dont know if you know but thats actually really bad for the environment link

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7 points

🫨

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3 points

My bag of flour is in a Ziploc bag as we speak. As was the previous bag. The choice between environmentalism and a pantry without flour everywhere is unfortunately an easy one to make for me.

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6 points

Sounds like you could be doing both, with re-using that ziplock you aren’t unnecessarily contributing to plastic waste.

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1 point

Oh please god no

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133 points

I like the flour bags, I would hate to have to buy in plastic containers.

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24 points

Exactly, one of the last products not sold in single use plastic packaging yet gets shat on

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2 points

My main thing with the paper bags is the glue they use that makes it difficult to open without ripping the bag,

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4 points

This is not a problem in my country, I understand how this can be annoying.

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22 points

Seconded. Pretty much minimum waste for the amount you get. Buy a four jar or snap container that will keep the air out. Reusable, keeps four fresh longer, easier to scoop from, less mess.

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4 points

Empty popcorn tins sometimes work pretty well.

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1 point

I bought a set of containers for stuff like that that is just too small. The bigger tubs hold about 4.8 pounds of flour so if I buy a 5 pound bag I have to wait until I make something to transfer it to the tub.

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12 points

Much easier for shoplifting, yeah. Just stick a knife in the bag and inconspicuously drain it into your fanny pack while pretending to browse other baking items. Walk on out and you’ve got 1.5 lb of that all-purpose grain glitter and no one is the wiser.

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Flour is like the cheapest food you can buy, though? A whole day of cheese and jalapeno stuffed bread takes like $5 to make.

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14 points

You can use it for gravel as well. I walked into a quarry recently and pretended to fall into a pile of loose gravel (but then I started covertly shoveling it into my fanny pack).

Boom. Close the zipper on that lock box while some production employees help you out of the gravel and you’ve secured 1/8500th of what you need for your new driveway. You just have to pull the grift a few more times.

They know my face at the local quarry now, though, which is problematic.

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3 points

Yeah, but like, the jalapenos and cheese don’t just fit in the fanny pack after all the flour is in there. It’s rough getting by these days.

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2 points

So you’re the reason there’s always at least one ripped bag.

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1 point

Jesus, I hope I’m the only reason…

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10 points

Why not a recyclable cardboard tube like oats come in sometimes? Probably easier for logistics too when packaging (of course retooling all the equipment from like 1988 wouldnt be easy but its one and done)

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5 points

The bags aren’t much better in this regard, but anything that easily topples over is going to add likeliness of spills. Also, those tubes are probably more expensive than the bags or the plastic.

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-3 points

Why not a recyclable cardboard tube like oats come in sometimes?

???

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They mean a cardboard tube that’s recyclable. You know like cardboard, in a tube shape.

You know what a pipe made of metal looks like, well like that but not made of metal, made of cardboard. Imagine a flat bit of cardboard, in a tube shape.

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75 points

At least it’s paper and not plastic

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30 points

I already have plastic in my balls

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5 points

That’s where pee is stored idiot

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9 points

Can’t store as much pee as you get older and it fills with plastic. This is how getting older works.

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73 points

We should go back to cloth sacks that we can make dresses out of again!

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18 points

We’ve gone full circle, my mom has flour pots and my aunt makes dresses (little coverlets) for them.

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10 points

coverlets ( small covers )

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7 points

Little small covers

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