My improvements on reducing plastic come with strange looks from people. The grocery store cashiers don't like cleaning up produce bits that fall off, so I started using a plastic bag for say broccoli. When I get home, I remove it from the bag, turn inside out to dry and put it with my reusable bags, to reuse for purchasing produce, until it dies. I reuse bread bags for bringing sandwiches, etc to work. And for storing cooked meat in frig when I run out of smaller containers, then eventually is used for holding garbage. My wood pellet bags are used for trash. They are reused until they smell or are otherwise gross. They are great for holding leaves, etc. They are also my recycling can/bottle/glossy newspaper containers. I keep plastic juice bottles that my mother keeps giving me and reuse for house hold water storage. Milk jugs store rain water, etc. Not much help in the plant growing as my ground and large plant pots seem to work better.It seems that other areas of the country allow bring-your-own bags for bulk purchases, etc. But they are not allowed here 'for health reasons', perhaps not enough of us are trying to avoid plastic bags! It seems the best way to avoid plastic is to make/bake/grow as much as you can.
I like the use of cans around growing plants, could it have saved my lettuce from last nights feast? My fencing efforts are not good enough.Since the plastic food -yogurt quarts, peanut butter jars are already paid for I wash and reuse them. I make some of my own yogurt, but my kids don't like mine, so I buy it and use some as starter for myself.