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This is a
great post Terry. I have not consciously thought hard about the money I have saved.
There have been some biggish outlay costs like the stainless steel containers you
have and also buying cloth pads and a cup for my period, which was expensive. I
have used the cloth pads and cup over the last 10 months and I have saved about
$120 (our pads and tampons in Australia are a little expensive). That is a lot of
Some of my
friends have made little changes, which is great but the bigger ones are harder
because they love convenience. I think convenience trumps money these days in a
lot of areas. Convenience and great packaging!
5 months ago on Is Saving Money a Good Reason to Go Plastic-Free?
I am about to write a post about how I have become healthier since giving up plastic. You are right about the nuts and seeds. Plus I try to use up all the food so there is no waste each week. It adds up. Sometimes i forget that just because i am eating healthier does not mean i can eat more.
I did recently buy a bike to help with shopping and getting to work resulting in incidental exercise as I do both activities. The plastic parts on my bike and my plastic helmet gave me guilt for a few weeks...
8 months, 1 week ago on Lose Weight Through Plastic-Free Living?