Plastic Free July
Did you hear about this movement? Did you try to eliminate single-use plastic last month? Plastic Free July seemed to be all the rage as we rolled into summer. Like so many things, I thought this would be an easy thing to do. I consider myself pretty enlightened on this topic and pretty aware of reusing as much as I can.
I carry my reusable bags,
I tote my bamboo silverware.
I carry a wondrous glass straw and a collection of stainless ones.
I recycle and repurpose boxes and containers as best I can.
I figured I could DEFINITELY go all month without single-use plastic.
As the first week unfolded, I realized there are so many times single-use plastic makes its way into my life. It’s more than refusing the bag or the straw. The plastic tabs on food containers, plastic tags on clothes, plant and garden containers. Some of the are harder to avoid, but eliminating the obvious ones simply meant keeping reusable water bottles, utensils and shopping bags handy was easy-peasy. I definitley did not nail plastic free July, but I made progress.Read More