How's everyone doing after week 1 of Plastic Free July?
We've some good, bad and a little hungry over here. Good news first....
- Mr. Mimosa Goods did some grocery shopping on Saturday and hit the bulk aisle, bakery (with his cotton bag) and the only plastic he came home with was a sleeve
I'm a pretty good recycler.
I pore over mailings from our county recycling office to see what we can and can't recycle...I pick plastic bags out of the communal bin at my shop - I've even done a bare handed reach into my own trash to rescue a plastic container someone thought was trash. The thing is - with tighter rules on contamination, and fewer countries that want to recycle our mountain of plastic - a lot of the plastic I'm "saving" is probably going to end up as trash anyway.
It's way past time for me to get working seriously on that first R of our Reduce....
If you're looking for a little inspiration to jump start your eco-friendly lifestyle - look not further than Lauren Singer.
Lauren has been documenting her zero waste lifestyle for years on her blog, Trash is for Tossers - and last year started the simply co., an organic laundry detergent company committed to producing the most sustainable cleaning products. Coming from a woman who can fit four years of trash in a mason jar - this is a serious promise.
I've been stocking Lauren's laundry detergent in the shop (sorry, it isn't available in our online store yet) and was excited to read that they were going to over a bulk option so that we could provide in store refills!
Well, guess what peoples?.....