Is it better to make or to buy the butter? (regarding the waste and the time we can keep it in the fridge). If you make it, i think you cannot keep it in the fridge for a long time. If you buy it, you have the packaging which will become a waste after. So what do you think?
Btw it is a very good initiative! I am trying to do the same in France but I am just at the beginning (and still student)!
En espérant que tu serves de modèle à beaucoup de monde!
Well if you have a use for buttermilk then you could make the butter. It doesn't take very long to do it and it is tasty. We've made it at home and I swear it tastes better. But I haven't much use for buttermilk, so we've gone back to buying butter. Otherwise I make baked goods that I normally wouldn't to use the buttermilk up... Hmm, a conundrum! :)
I haven't tried making butter- but I have tried buying different kinds to find a brand with less wasteful packaging. If you can find it and if you are ok not having real butter- country crock in sticks, is the way to go. Of course, like other stick butter, the outside packaging is cardboard. But, unlike other stick butter- the wrapping on the butter is not waxy or foil. It's a paper wrapping! I don't find country crock in sticks, in all grocery stores- but when I find it- that is what I've been buying.