I can only conclude I'm doing it wrong, or the zero waste eco bloggers just have better hand to eye coordination, and weather apps than I do.
We visited a shop with serve yourself bins for dried goods, paper bags to put things in, loose herbs so you can refill your own jars, and huge vats of laundry liquid and so on, cheaper than buying a new bottle and all that good stuff. We filled the paper bags with the dried goods on our list (I confess there was a small spillage), paid our money and went on our merry way.
Before we got back to the car it rained. Fantastic. We had also driven 30 miles to get the shop*, so hardly good for the environment in the first place.
I did remember to take my little cotton drawstring bag to hold a bar of unwrapped soap. This too got a bit wet, and was sat close enough to the quinoa to interact. I'll just tell people whatever I make with the quinoa also contains coriander, hence the soapy taste, no-one need ever know.
It has been suggested that I could make some fruit and veg bags out of an old voile curtain we have in the garage, I have no idea if that's a good plan or not but I'll probably give it a go to pass the time next week when the bloke is here fitting the boiler and hopefully making a start on the bathroom.
*the shop wasn't the only reason for our visit.