As most UKers are aware, trying to get zero waste pasta, apart from making it yourself from scratch, is virtually impossible.
Most pasta comes in plastic packaging, which is non recyclable.
If you’re lucky you can get lasagne sheets in cardboard packaging, but often it has a flimsy plastic window which needs disposing of separately from the recyclable cardboard
This week, however, Mrs Green discovered truly zero waste pasta in Sainsbury’s!
Both lasagne sheets and cannelloni are available in cardboard boxes sans plastic.
I didn’t actually buy it, as I didn’t need it, but I had a good prod, poke and squeeze on your behalf and there wasn’t a hint of plastic crinkle. So unless there’s something really naughty in there, I think zero waste pasta is now on the menu!
I checked the same label pasta shapes, but alas they were in clear plastic bags which are not currently recyclable.
Quite why the smaller shapes need different packaging I’m not sure. But perhaps in the future we’ll see small pasta shapes in cardboard too.
What about you; I know a few of you have ventured into making your own pasta, but for the rest of us lazy cooks; have you found plastic free pasta anywhere?
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