Here’s a confession. I love using plastic sandwich bags. You know, the ones with the zip closure? I love them! I use them for everything from food storage to stand-ins for plastic gloves. They’re terribly wasteful so I’ve made a promise to myself (and now to you) that I will stop buying them after we move.
That’s one small step for this woman. But what about steps for womankind?
One of the problems is that eco-friendly stuff often costs five or more times as much as the regular item. The good news is, that’s improving. Example: A 12-pack of bamboo and wood toothbrushes goes for about $13 on Amazon. That’s a better value compared to most name brand plastic ones. And reviews left by users say they last just as long.
We just need to do one thing at a time. Whether it’s composting, a bamboo toothbrush or using reusable containers instead of plastic bags. CNN packaged this great article: 14 Easy Product Swaps to Help You Live a More Climate Conscious Life. Honestly, I don’t know why they put the word “climate” in there at all. Climate-change deniers make too much garbage, too!