My New Year’s Resolution: #DitchThePlastic
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Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared different ideas about lowering your waste. Today, I’m going to make a pledge of my own: Starting January 1st, I will track every plastic bottle, bag, straw and utensil I use for the entire year.
My goal is to create an awareness about the plastic I use, and in turn, avoid it by having reusable alternatives on-hand. To keep myself accountable, I will have a tracker on the Mama Eco website that is updated regularly. Follow along! And maybe we can have a friendly competition and encourage each other along the way 🙂
Here are the essentials that will keep me in line:
(for hydration on-the-go)
(for grocery runs and unexpected purchases)
(for lunch at work and snack time)
FYI: these items barely add weight to my bag & they don’t take up much space either!
I honestly don’t know that I’ll ever be able to fit every piece of trash I create into a single mason jar. And even though there are some badass zero wasters out there who can, I’m not sure that’s realistic for me. Decreasing your waste is a gradual process, and I think it’s important to make your own goals.
So let’s shoot for progress not perfection. By simply tweaking the way we do things, I truly believe we can reduce our environmental impact on the planet.