Signed and shared. In many other European countries, fruit and veg are sold in cardboard containers, with just cling-film over the top, if not sold loose. Yes, brown paper bags are best- and people can also choose to buy muslin bags to re-use again and again, with a tiny amount of weight added to the weight.
Was looking at my ear-buds this morning, thin cardboard box and sticks made of recycled cardboard, with a thin plastic lid. Bottles of washing liquid are a disaster and I have gone back to powder or washing 'sheets' that totally disolve without leaving pollutants. All washing soaps, bleach, conditioner, etc, etc, bought in refill pouches. Yes, plastic, but much smaller than new bottle with new top, etc. And nothing goes to landfill either.