As you remember, it’s No New Plastic Month over here at Clean Hippie, as inspired by re-nest. Yesterday was my first day at my new job, and I decided not to bring my own lunch. You just never know if your boss will want to treat you to a “Welcome to the team,” meal! Well, that didn’t happen. Instead, I ran out to Au Bon Pain and got a cup of vegan bean soup with a plastic top, and – I’m not proud of this – a plastic container of brie and grapes. Healthy for me, but not healthy for the plant.
So here are my steps to reduce my plastic use today:
- Bring my reusable water bottle.
- Bring my own lunch in a reusable container.
- Bring a ceramic travel mug for my tea.
In times like these, it always helps to have a compelling reminder of why we have to stop using plastic. The TED Talk gods smiled on me and bestowed a short video about the plastic problem. It’s succinct and it’s convincing. I hope you enjoy: