Monday, August 15, 2011

No More Plastic

Rigid Plastic Bottle 14

Or at least less plastic.  Today I got thinking about the steps I've been taking to eliminate, or at least decrease, plastic in my life, especially plastic bottles.  Here are a few ways I've been working towards this goal:

Started carrying my own reusable bags
Started using shampoo and conditioner bars
Started making my own laundry soap from soapnuts
Started shopping at bulk bins

Here are two things I was doing for a while but fell out of the habit:

Baking bread in my bread maker
Making yogurt in my yogurt maker
Making household cleaners

I'm sure there are a few other things I'm doing that I've become so accustomed to doing that I don't consider the fact that by doing those things, I'm not generating more plastic trash.  Also, since I'm a serious recycler, my trash mainly consists of plastic items that cannot be recycled so I'm continuing to evaluate what goes to landfill and how I can eliminate those items.  I'm open to any suggestions from my readers.

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Deanna said...

I don't know what you use for skin care products but Nurture My Body packages theirs in glass.

Cherie said...

Deanna, thanks for the tip. I've never heard of that company but will look into it.

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

A few weeks ago I went looking for mustard in a glass jar but could only find Grey Poupon, which I don't care for. I will definitely spend a little more for glass.

I too have fallen off the bread making wagon in favor of Ezekiel breads.

Need to seek out shampoo bars. Have you found a brand that you are happy with?


Cherie said...

Shona, I'm fairly new to the bar shampoos. I purchased one brand that dried out my hair but recently purchased one from Lush that I have not yet tried. I've used the Lush conditioner bar and am pretty happy with that so expect that I'll be happy with the shampoo bar, as well.