Today, I attempted to go the entire day without using any disposable plastic. I am sad to say I was unsuccessful.
As I was preparing to write this blog, I thought back over my day:
I ate breakfast at home, a bowl of Cheerios. I emptied the box, then tore off the Boxtops for Education coupon for school, folded up the box for recycling, and folded the PLASTIC INNER BAG, so I could use it for trash.
For lunch, we all ate out after working at the Thrift Store. I ate a Chicken Finger meal with a biscuit which came in a paper tray. I brought in my own cup so that I would not use a styrofoam cup. So, no plastic for me at lunch.
Before the above thought process, I thought I only had one offense:
These are the little plastic pricing tags from the Thrift Store where I picked up some shirts for my mother. They are small, but they are disposable plastic.
Then after remembering I had the plastic cereal bag to account for, I realized I had two offenses.
And we have not even started dinner yet. I know there will be plastic there as any meat we decide to prepare will be packaged on a styrofoam tray and wrapped in plastic. Unfortunately for us, that is how meats are packaged here.
Awareness is critical to beginning to control plastic waste.