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Thisishowyoudisappear Thu 30-Apr-15 11:10:43

For some reason, M&S organic cream doesn't come with a plastic lid. I prefer to buy organic cream and I never use it all up in one go, so I'd like to have a plastic top to put on the half-used tub in the fridge. Therefore have started taking a top off a tub of non-organic cream and putting it on mine before I buy it. I feel M&S are a bit U not to put a lid on the cream, but I would like to know what others think.


DidoTheDodo Thu 30-Apr-15 11:13:13

I'd ask M& S why they do this, rather than deprive some other poor shopper of a lid.
(Although I can see why you might)

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Thu 30-Apr-15 11:13:55

I'd do the same - but you could also contact their customer services to point out this discrepancy

Thisishowyoudisappear Thu 30-Apr-15 11:20:42

You are right and I will do so! I'm hoping it's not because they think organic buyers ought to be more environmentally friendly re packaging. I do recycle, obviously.

IvyWall Thu 30-Apr-15 11:23:00

Why don't you use keep a plastic lid and reuse it?

Or use cling film

CuttingOutTheCrap Thu 30-Apr-15 11:25:31

Just reuse a lid

Thisishowyoudisappear Thu 30-Apr-15 11:29:53

That's where I am actually being U I suppose. I am annoyed that the other cream buyers get a new lid every time, and I'm paying more for my cream, so I don't want to reuse a lid! I could, but I'd be doing it grudgingly.

ADishBestEatenCold Thu 30-Apr-15 11:32:14

Are you able to recycle the lid (and carton)?

Thisishowyoudisappear Thu 30-Apr-15 11:37:29

Yes, always recycle.

DoJo Thu 30-Apr-15 11:49:21

Yes, always recycle.

But the best way to recycle would be for you to use it again rather than it being processed and turned into a new lid.

ADishBestEatenCold Thu 30-Apr-15 11:49:46

Then I think you are entitled to have a lid, if the shop provide them. Would point the disparity out to customer services, though.

shewept Thu 30-Apr-15 11:52:08

I could see where you were coming from until you being annoyed at other people getting a new lid everytime.

Of this bothers you, complain. But don't be surprised if they stop putting kids on them all.

PeppermintCrayon Thu 30-Apr-15 12:20:08

Why don't you just decant it into another airtight container?

Thisishowyoudisappear Thu 30-Apr-15 13:22:23

I'm going to contact customer services and in the meantime keep my current lid and reuse it.

Thanks everyone for replying.

DidoTheDodo Thu 30-Apr-15 15:40:57

shewept. I wouldn't buy cream if it had a kid on top! smile

Feminine Thu 30-Apr-15 15:48:04

Take it off the whiskers can wink

Notso Thu 30-Apr-15 16:02:11

YABU. The lids are a waste of plastic and can't go in my recycling. I was pleased to buy lidless cream the other day.

BertieBotts Thu 30-Apr-15 16:04:37

Eh? Why on earth don't you want to reuse a lid? What would be the harm?

I usually buy lidless cream and hardly ever use all of it at once, the top is foily anyway so you can bend the flap back over the lip of the tub to secure it in place, it's not airtight of course, but if kept upright keeps it just as fresh that way.

shewept Thu 30-Apr-15 16:06:10

dodo grin totally missed that typo. I wouldn't buy cream with kids on either! Got enough already grin

MadameJulienBaptiste Thu 30-Apr-15 16:10:37

Perhaps m n s feel the extra plastic used in a lid is not in keeping with an organically minded persons shopping habits.

But honestly this has to be the biggest non problem ever.

DidoTheDodo Thu 30-Apr-15 17:05:41

Put a sock over the top of it.

DoJo Thu 30-Apr-15 19:57:50

Put a sock over the top of it.

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