Hi there! I've been interested in soap making for a few years now but never really had the time or space to really go all in. Now that I've finished grad school and am in a much more financially stable place, I'd really like to give the hobby a try (and not just soap but some cosmetics/skincare too). One thing that is giving me pause is the amount of waste I may end up generating as a result of it. This year one of my goals is to eliminate as much plastic as possible in my personal grooming routine, with one product at a time as I use things up. Which isn't going as badly as I thought it might, pretty well actually! I know I can get olive oil and coconut oil in glass/tins but it seems everything else is packaged in plastic. I've learned that a lot of colored plastics cant be recycled (like mixing paint, and virgin/new plastic is better than degraded plastic for buyers). It seems recycling plastic is almost pointless and I've come to agree that its better to simply avoid it to begin with, if possible. So are there any crafting suppliers that package their items in glass, tin, paper, cardboard? Anything non plastic?? I know mountain rose herbs is an option but even their shea butter is in plastic tubs. With tubs I can see its at least re-useable as a container, but what about those ziploc type plastic baggies? Those can only be trashed (you can re-use but who wants a million scruffy looking plastic baggies around??). I know plastic is ideal since it is convenient and non reactive with certain materials but isn't there a supplier out there willing to package the other stuff that doesn't require plastic in something else?? How do you veteran crafters handle this?