Right now I'm challenging myself to create as little waste as possible and it's HARD. Expecially when u go into the store and realize everything is wrapped in plastic or in some kind of container. I just got back from my first "no waste" shopping trip and it was a little overwhelming at first. I found myself shopping in fresh produce but all of the berries are in plastic containers, celery in bags, and even a head of lettuce. I did manage to find Romain lettuce not in a bag. (I learned a while ago that you can also regrow Romain lettuce, like in picture above.) I have ordered my own reusable bags to put produce in instead of using the plastic bags that they offer, which are not recyclable. I bought milk in a glass container which I can return and get money back and then that milk company reuses the container. I am not a vegetarian (I like bacon too much, but I have thought about it) so I went to the meat section of the store. I went to where you can pic what you want because everything else is pre-packaged. I asked a guy working if I were to bring my own stainless steal container, would I be able to have my meat put in there Instead. He wasn't sure so he asked his manager, the manager wasn't sure so he took my name and number and said he would ask and get back to me. They did ask me why and I told them and they looked at me like I was some crazy tree hugger person but I'm just trying to be the change I wish to see in our only world. Tomorrow I'm planning to go to the local farmers market and get some fresh local food, not wrapped in plastic. If you actually read this whole ramble, I challenge you to try it for a week or day and just see how good it feels and realize how much trash a person really can create.
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