Of all the things I am working on most, this is my biggest struggle and learning process…
Now I notice all the little things! This is a process for me like it is everyone else, I am still taking steps and learning along the way. One thing I have gotten better at is always remembering to bring my reusable bags to the store with me. When I do forget them, I ask the grocery clerk if they can go in the back and bring out boxes for me to use. They usually aren’t to happy about this, but fuck em’. If they don’t have boxes, I load it into the cart and suck it up! Its my fault for forgetting the bags so why should the environment have to suffer?
DO NOT USE STRAWS! I used to be that person that would ask for a straw, don’t do this! Look it up on youtube: Sea Turtles and Plastic Straws. I have a couple friends who carry around a case with glass straws in them! When you go out to eat, make sure you tell your server “No Straw.” A lot of restaurants are starting a no straw policy which I love!
The other day I was throwing away scraps from my fruit and I realized I was putting it into a plastic trash bag. Ugh. There are biodegradable trash bags out there that I have looked into and started using. Every purchase matters!