I feel like I can track the progress of the zero waste movement in Cardiff through conversations with my local greengrocer.
When we first shopped there a year ago and we brought in our assorted floral fabric bags, she said something along the lines of “these are lovely, I’ve never seen anything like that before”.
About seven months ago she excitedly told me “someone else came in here this week with bags like yours!” (And I also joined in the excitement, of course!)
Just this last weekend, she said “you set the trend – everyone’s using them now!”
Of course, I don’t think I really set any trend. The more likely case is Sir David Attenborough raised public awareness of the problems associated with plastic pollution in a massive way, and individuals responded by finding ways to eliminate unnecessary single use plastic from their lives.
Hope you all have lovely conversations with your local shopkeepers this weekend!