If you guys didn’t already know this about me, I’m a big advocate for sustainability. No, I’m not perfect at it, and I have a failed plastic-free journey to prove it. But I try my absolute best to do what I can for our planet, and part of that involves my love to shop secondhand.
Let me start by saying this: I am not perfect at this. Last year I embarked on a journey to reduce plastic waste in my life. At first I attempted to completely eliminate plastic by living a plastic-free lifestyle. While it was liberating to feel free of my cumulative waste, I found the challenge of it to be overwhelming. So I took some time to re-evaluate my plastic-free journey, and to reflect on the plastic waste I could actually control.
As you know, I try to make it my best effort to live with as little plastic as possible (here’s my latest update on being plastic free). One of the ways I’ve attempted to do this is by making my own cleaning products, and it’s very easy to do.
How many times have you bought a bag of lettuce at the store, fully intending to have some salads during the week, but end up completely forgetting about it? So it just sits there in that crisper drawer, getting brown and slimy from neglect. Sound familiar?
I’ve been dreading writing this to all of you, but Oliver’s right. I should just share how I’m feeling. This space is meant to be a place where I can be real and authentic with my readers. So instead of trying to be perfect at this, I’m going to get real. I hope you don’t mind.
I desperately wanted at-home composting to be as easy as throwing something in the trash, so I bought a compost bin. It was a cute little white thing from World Market made of bamboo, and it was going to look super pretty in my kitchen. So I bought it.