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How did January’s challenge go? I’ll admit it wasn’t always easy for me.
I felt so embarrassed a few weeks ago when I walked out of the house without my mason jar… We went to see a movie, got popcorn, and normally I would just fill my mason jar up with the water fountain water but I left it at home!
I asked for a paper cup at the concessions stand, hoping there wouldn’t be an issue. Gladly they gave me a cup and I went on to watch the movie. Ok, it wasn’t waste-free, but a paper cup is way better than a plastic bottle!
It’s not about perfection, it’s about doing our best and being conscious about avoiding single-use plastics.
In the spirit of bringing our own bottles, this month’s challenge is refusing plastic straws and cutlery.
This one is so challenging for me. I keep a set of metal straws in my purse, but I always seem to forget to order my drink without a straw when we go out! It’s hard to remember which restaurants automatically put a straw in your drink and which don’t… So, challenge accepted! 🙂
Plastic cutlery is challenging in itself because it’s not only found at many restaurants but can also be found in places of work.
Here are my recommendations:
Let’s do our best this month and be sure to share your progress on social media and tag me @willow_bottom on Instagram or @willowbo on Facebook and use #2020sustainablechallenge so I can see your photos and we can all share the experience!
Join my new Facebook Group for the challenge. This is a space to share our journey and support one another even outside of the challenge.
Will you be trying both challenges, or choosing one for February? I’d love to know in the comments!