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Less plastified ketchup.

heinz 4Okay so I will start this post with the clear statement that ketchup is not healthy and what I am about to share is not entirely plastic free. It is what I’d say is a better alternative to buying new plastic bottles of ketchup every time you run out. It will also save you money!
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Today I finally did it. I bought a can of Heinz ketchup to refill the two 1.5 litre ketchup bottles I had saved just for this purpose. It felt liberating. The can was only $7.99 which is a real savings without having to shop for super sales. If they are taken really good care of and washed gently by hand, our family may never have to buy another plastic bottle of ketchup.
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Cans are easily recyclable. So I am happy enough. Sure I could start making my own ketchup…with all the time on my hands. The fact is that my husband is very loyal to Heinz. He believes it’s the only kinds. Ha ha! So I will not clutter my house with two ketchups just to make a point. Heinz wins.

Another healthier option would be containing the ketchup in glass. That might be a move we will try in the future.


p.s. my mind has been cluttered with plans on moving, work, kids etc… but this blog is always on my mind. Be ready for some new posts and why I can now insert photos properly again.


Earlier this year, during a meeting to talk about my youngest son and the resources he may need from the government to ease his way in daycare, this woman asked me what my goals were for him. All I could think to say was happy. They wrote that down but prompted me to say something like potty training. My ultimate goal for both my children is for them to be happy. John Lennon was right.


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


2 thoughts on “Less plastified ketchup.

  1. Bravo Stephanie! One less plastic bottle is worth a celebration Always in my book! Keep up the good work!

    Posted by Jennifer | May 5, 2013, 3:21 pm

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