There is so much plastic in the world.
I am still genuinely surprised at how much plastic there is in my everyday life. So much so that plastic has become part of the packaging for items such as tea and flour and I have been oblivious to its [plastic] insidious creep into the everyday and everywhere. In fact, I could not even purchase new bracelets without them being composed of the toxic not ever going to degrade anytime soon and out survive many human lifetimes plastic compound.
Bracelets made from non-recycled plastics. The dish was made from recycling and compressing magazines. The earrings have been made from old disused skateboards.
My other genuine (happy) surprise is the zero waste online global culture. The supportiveness and how freely information is shared without expectation is inspiring. Inge from Zero Waste Bloggers Network put me onto bees wax wrap – after post #4, with an idea to replace the clingwrap / gladwrap / cling foil, and I have finally made an online purchase, with the bees wax wrap in the post. Naturally, all good things come at a price and I hope the wax wrap has reasonable longevity before it breaks down. As they say, you get what you pay for. And no doubt I am showing my lack of knowledge, but what’s a journey and knowing how it ends … that would be rather dull.
The bees wax wrap was purchased online at Bee Eco Wrap (Noosa Heads Hinterland, Sunshine Coast Qld, Au)
Imposing ban on #plasticbags is not impossible; do it before time runs out
From big bang to bin bag. The story of a spoon.
Source: Greenpeace – http://grnpc.org/Ig2Ug
Trial and learning.
It has became apparent that quite possibly, I was the last person to realise that by reducing plastic bags that I would need a plan for various other types of rubbish and associated disposal.
Some others say that they use (single use) plastic bags in their bins with the view that its recycling – I don’t agree as – it still ends up as land fill or worse, or animals incorrectly consume plastic as a food source. That said, I hypocritically and embarrassingly bought a roll of plastic bin bags. Oh no – sigh – followed by a few recriminating thoughts.
Disclaimer:- purchase does not equal use. My validation comes by way of having a few wardrobe items, that if they could talk, would collaborate to never being used/worn!
I digress; it was like that the process of thinking, and plastics, became diametrically opposed. (Arguably a bit like the correct use of commas, maybe). And therefore, there would be nothing flawed with an excuse to suggest that I am accustomed to relying on plastics as a convenience. So not conscientious, and so carrying above my plastic bag weight. Bring back the paper bag, as less must be best, ‘cause for sure, my wardrobe would have no complaint.
The rubbish point is; how to dispose of differing types of waste.
My thoughts wonder to the baby boomers and if they remember, or practice how they managed their rubbish back in the 1980’s.
Currently my real dilemma is how to the cover the cheese now that its opened, if not with cling wrap or a sandwich bag? Maybe it should be consumed immediately with crackers.