Now that we are living in a smaller area it just seemed logical to carry through with keeping a smaller carbon footprint. So, I’ve attempted to eliminate as much waste as possible.
One of the first things is using fabric shopping bags to cut down on use of the plastic. There is not an option here that I’ve seen for paper or plastic, it just goes into a plastic bag. When we had the cats it was okay as those got used for kitty litter cleanup bags. But with just the two of us the bags seem to grow overnight on their own.
I wish there was a better way to purchase some of the items that come in the plastic boxes, but that just seems to be the way it’s done. We haven’t found any food co-op type of place yet, so we might have to just live with that. That's the problem with always being on the move, by the time you find something good it's time to depart.
We are living in a disposable society, where things are thrown out rather than be fixed. I’m from the generation of cloth diapers, but I have to say I enjoyed the disposable ones when the granddaughters were little – much nicer.
While boon docking the plan was to use paper plates to save on washing dishes. I’ve learned something valuable here. I hate paper plates. I would rather wash them rather than eat off the paper ones.
But I have to say that not ALL things disposable are bad. My favorite thing just happens to be disposable income.
Long Live the Non-Disposable Queen