Container Ecology

 The "old" way of using plastic bags for food delivery.

The "old" way of using plastic bags for food delivery.

Every week our youths deliver rice, corn, potatoes, beans, fish or beef, nutritional flour and avocadoes to the elders.  They also provide some sugar, salt and cooking oil, but not every week.  When we did some calculations, we were horrified to learn we were consuming 25,000 plastic bags a year for our food delivery program.  How to fix this problem?  Working with a local merchant, we found canisters in the exact sizes we needed.  The youths have now delivered a set of five canisters to every elder in our program.  They will measure each elder’s food portions from a large sack directly into one of the canisters, resulting in a streamlined work flow and reusable plastic.  The Village Angels are taking care of our elders and the environment too!