Plastic is like the ultimate bad boyfriend/girlfriend, isn’t it?
Seductive, easy, convenient, but ultimately bad for us. Last week, we discussed why plastic–even « biodegradable » plastic– is such a bad idea for the environment. I encourage you to click on Verdavivo’s link (above) to acquaint yourself with the real cost of the plastic you use. Especially if you believe that it’s all okay because you put your old bags in the recycling.
This week, we’re not stopping at plastic shopping bags. We’re trying to avoid the most common disposable options: clingfilm, baggies, kitchen stuff…
I don’t mean to imply that a plastic-free existence is possible (I wish!). For certain applications like putting out the garbage, some store packaging and disposable stuff in the healthcare industry, there’s no option to plastic. But what about all the other things we use plastic for?