It is incredible how hard it is to avoid packaging. I use cloth bags and lately I always bring my own mug. But when I buy groceries, do I put my broccoli in its own little bag? My apples, oranges and others already roam free in my shopping cart. Do I buy potting mix soil it its plastic wrapping? What about that PABA and paraben-free sunscreen bottle I’m buying? Some natural food stores will refill my Dr. Bronners bottle, but I have to make a separate drive to get there.
I put out a bin full of recycling once every 10 days or so. I don’t compost yet, but I’m thinking about how we could do it on a patio. I have about a bag of garbage every week. It does make me wonder what it would be like to come face-to-face with all of my own garbage!
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