Sharing 5 wishes for earth day
My parents recycled before it was a thing.
I talked about how my obsession with lighting (and keeping three car lengths between cars) is because of my dad.
My mom has a jar of buttons that were in existence since she was in grade school. I think she has cleaners in her laundry room that are older than me.
My mom never met a Ziplock plastic bag that she did not reuse for later.
And then guess what happened to me?
I married a guy who has never thought to skip a plastic bag for a carton of nails from the Depot.
I have five wishes for earth day. I don’t know if I should send them in a bottle down the Colorado river or maybe write to the dry cleaner industry people.
5 WISHES FOR EARTH DAY
Why can’t dry cleaners switch to a cardboard hanger? Think of the upcycle projects we could create if we had cardboard hangers?
2. PLASTIC LIGHTERS
I talked about my love for old-school matchsticks. But the plastic that comes from disposable and handheld lighters is my fight. This is an interesting read for someone who did way more research on the topic.
3. WATER BOTTLES
Apparently, there is a shortage of aluminum cans. I hope that means more beverage companies are switching to bottles. I dream of a day when we no longer drink water out of plastic bottles
My kids have really gotten me on this and I now travel with a reusable water bottle. I ordered these glass bottles for the family for stocking stuffers (yes I start early).
4. TO-GO PACKAGING.
Can we please get rid of the plastic and styrofoam containers? I mean just the sight of the styrofoam containers gives me goosebumps. Remember the styrofoam coolers- just the sound of the lid being pried off is like nails on a chalkboard for me.
For a to-go bag I always ask for aluminum foil instead of styrofoam.
My daughter asked for these for Christmas and Santa brought her brothers their own sets too. My daughter loves them!
Let’s just stop with straws. They give us wrinkles around our lip lines. Enough said.
6. PLASTIC BAGS
My husband has never a plastic bag he can’t accept. I, on the other hand, like to see how many items I can load into my that don’t need the bag.
I found a really fun market bag on Jane and the Easter Bunny brought one for my daughter. Here is a similar one for under $6.00! How cute are these?
Here are some easy ideas about what to do with those empty spray bottles.
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