I had no idea how much evil was living in my kitchen!
Plastic Free July is happening at the moment. And I’ve been trying really hard to stay on track. The week before it started I was able to figure out most of the essentials I needed and where to get them without packaging. That wasn’t so bad. After that I was super inspired to rid my kitchen of as much plastic as I could (and rearrange most of the kitchen much to the dismay of my family).
First, let me explain one of my thoughts about plastic. I think there is bad plastic and ‘ok’ plastic. Bad plastic is the obvious, straws, plastic bags, single use items that can’t be recycled and the list goes on. ‘Ok’ plastic is only just ok. Items like reusable quality containers, like the kind I use for shopping, kids lunch boxes, and so on.
I started cleaning out my ‘plastic drawer’ and came across a shitload of really crappy reusable containers. The kind from old food and whatnot.
I realised just having these were making me gloss over the fact that it was still plastic. Luckily, these are able to recycled. Off they go.
So, what do we do with the plastic that has already been made and made it into our homes?
- Recycle it if you can when it’s finished.
- Repurpose it somehow.
- Replace it with something that is better for the planet.
My goal is to replace my ‘ok’ plastics with nice Pyrex containers when the time comes.
Another drawer was filled with those horrible red keg cups, left over from Jacob’s 40th Birthday party. Straws from when Jacob was having to drink everything in smoothie form. I sent them to Playcentre.
On to the next drawer, filled with random glass jars I’ve collected over the last few years. There was a mish-mash of lids, random sized everything. Fricking annoying!
What are your TWO things regarding plastic in your life that you want to change?