Looking past #PlasticFreeJuly

Hi Friends!

Let’s chat about #plasticfreejuly! It’s been a tough challenge, especially in the time of COVID! I found myself struggling with the disappointment of noticing how much unnecessary plastic is truly used. Here’s an example, I have been bringing my reusable grocery bags to the store, but the cashier would start bagging my groceries before I could tell them that I brought my own bags. Lesson learned: say “hello” and let the cashier know I have my own bags!

I also found it frustrating that so many restaurants are now using single use menus and cutlery. I’ve been choosing to eat at the restaurants that have QR codes on the table and ask that you look at the menu on your phone. I’ve found those same restaurants also offer stainless steel cutlery that they wash in their commercial dishwasher (just like our cups!)

Though the month of July is coming to a close, my plastic free journey will not be coming to an end, really it’s just beginning. Here are a few things I’m keeping in mind as I continue my journey:

1. Bans on reusable bags are now lifted in Massachusetts! Bringing your own bag is a great way to save the use of plastic bags.

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