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Thanks Beth, I will check them out.
1 year, 2 months ago on What to Do with All That Holiday Plastic
The last couple of years I have been very specific about my holiday wish list for our extended family grab bag, I list ONE thing only, a donation to Heifer international on my behalf, so far this has worked out well. Eventually the whole family will come to realize that I don't want or need anything for myself for Christmas, I'm fully content with what I have already. We give all the kids movie ticket gift cards, which luckily for us are still printed on paper. I have to admit that the rest of the Christmas experience fills me with dread every year and my stomach churns in anticipation of the waste to come, I really do feel sick. I spend hours after trying to figure out how to carefully minimize the waste that is brought in, through no fault of our own, by as you say well meaning friends and family. I know I'm looked upon as a spoil sport with all my fussing over plastic and all other waste, but it doesn't change my resolve. I'm mostly upset by seeing the next generation around me who have new born children, stay in denial about this issue. What I'd like to do this year is find a way to be involved on the political level if there are grassroots organizations that you know of who are looking to change our laws regarding plastic manufacturing and consumption. I think it's the only way to speed up effective change, I'm willing to put my time into it. Let me know your thoughts
Beth, you are only human, but you are the best kind of human out there, and we are all aspiring to follow in your footsteps (picking up any plastic you may have missed) :-)
1 year, 2 months ago on The End of the World is Coming and I’m Still not Buying New Plastic
It would be good for TJ's to see how much business they are losing, because of this one issue. I went from shopping mostly at TJ's to only buying the foods they offer that are not packaged. I only shop organic so it has become really limited. My local does sell a few unpackaged organic items. On the other hand they have plenty of regular produce that is unpackaged. I guess they don't trust their customers. This week I went to get grape juice and yes that too is now in plastic, another lost customer!
1 year, 10 months ago on What Do You Think of the Plastic Produce Packaging at Trader Joe’s Nowadays?