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'The reusable movement is gathering momentum' - Adrian Sheerin (butcher)

Do you bring your own container when buying meat?

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'The reusable movement is gathering momentum' - Adrian Sheerin (butcher)

For the past two years, Sheerin’s Meatin Place in Ballymote, Co. Sligo has been encouraging its customers to reduce their use of disposable plastics.

Owners, Adrian and Jeanette Sheerin use paper to package their meat, but Adrian said that there have been a good number of loyal customers that have long-since been bringing their own containers to the butcher shop before it was deemed fashionable.

“The paper that we use has our own branding on it; it’s good advertising for us and it’s good for the environment." the seventh-generation butcher told That's Farming.

Adrian has found that people have been slow to take on the move towards reusable containers, however, more customers are starting to take up the practice. “If you see a man come in with his own container, the person behind them might stop and think, or even feel bad about using the plastic bag,” said, Adrian.

“The reusable movement is gathering momentum,” he added, “they’re all just killing us with plastic."

The contentious butcher will always discreetly clean any container that is handed to him to maintain his high standards and ensure that no container could be contaminated.

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Adrian’s wife Jeanette is a primary school teacher and teaches children about green schools every day. She felt that it wouldn’t be right to teach the children one way of living and not implement the same standards themselves.

“Although Adrian was already using paper at that point, we saw something on social media about bring your own containers, so we implemented that,” explained Jeanette. She also commented that the amount of plastic that is used at the supermarket is enough to “drive me cuckoo”.

“We do have plastic bags as people still want them,” said Jeanette, “but we try not to use them wherever possible”.

Every few months, Jeanette will run a social media campaign to encourage people to bring their own containers and for now, it seems to be working.

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