I live about 1/2 hr from a food co-op and other groceries, and 1 mile to the nearest bus stop. I’ve reduced my intake of plastic, but I’m challenged by buying larger quantities of bulk. Now, I reuse plastic bags for bulk items rather than transporting containers. Any thoughts on how to make this manageable w/o reusing plastic bags?
Location:la conner, Washington, United States… Read the rest
When I started this I totally expected to have a low total. What an eye opener! How quick we forget about bread wrappers, coffee lids etc. I have a greater appreciation for what Beth goes through day in and day out. Now I realize that we were not suppose to alter our patterns for this challenge, but you can’t help it when you have on the back of the mind WWFPFD? I was surprised how easily forces beyond my control throw plastic at me. I was also surprised I remembered my own shopping bag all week. The coffee thing is something I gotta work on. I am very good at carrying my own mug (muggsly) everywhere, but I also forget from time to time. If I am more vigilant over my forgetfulness, I can be more like Beth. I even wrote an email to a company over their packaging- The American Peanut Company. Notice I divide my waste to total amount, amount… Read the rest