Sunday, January 2, 2011
Consumption Day 1
Day one is probably going to be the easiest day since I worked a long shift. Consumption is the special word for today. I didn't buy anything new, not even food. I did try not to make trash to mentally prepare me for tomorrow. I also wanted to see how much/little trash I made while really trying to be good.
I brought my food to work in reusable containers, one of them being an old jelly jar which I used for my organic milk, an another one which was an old tomato sauce jar which carries my tea. I did forget my utensils and a cloth napkin so I used a plastic fork and a plastic spoon that was in a plastic wrapper 'For My Protection'. I have 3 gum wrappers and two plastic cracker wrappers. I brought my coffee in a Thermos which cut down on about 4 styrofoam cups and 4 Keurig cups that I would have normally used. That's all the trash I made today, which can fit in one hand but I can see how I could have reduced it to just 3 plastic gum wrappers.
What I did right:
*Bring my own lunch which was mostly locally sourced.
*Use reusable and recycled vessels to carry my food.
*Bring my own coffee in my own Thermos.
*Didn't buy anything new.
Where I strayed:
*Forgot a cloth napkin.
*Waited too long to eat a snack so grabbed first snack I came across
which was in a plastic wrapper.
Overall, easier than I expected but still took thoughtful planning and execution. Tomorrow.....Trash Day!
at 5:08 PM