Plastic Free July: Day 19. We're heading back to the U.S. tomorrow and wanted to share how we've done, now 19 days into this #plasticfreechallenge
. Pictured here in my right hand is our plastic trash and in my left is our general trash for the last 19 days. Not pictured is a TON of recycling (plastic milk jugs being the biggest culprits) and our organic waste.
Gotta say, this has been frickin hard. Traveling in and of itself can be hard. Add to that 3 kids, one of whom declared she was a vegetarian 2 months ago, one keeping Kosher, and a general kid dislike of all foods green...AND then trying to minimize your waste??!! Wow. .
We've struggled to come up with meals everyone will eat, where to shop, and ill-equipped kitchens. Feeding these hungry mouths without leaving a mountain of waste behind is hard. We have compromised, delayed, bargained, settled, and forgiven all in the effort to make less waste. .
We could definitely do a lot better and the experience has made us incredibly grateful for our home where we had learned where to shop, what we could buy and how to buy it to really cut our waste. .
Out in the big wide world, it's a whole different story. Our society is set up for convenience and quick-fixes, which equals PLASTIC!
But the most REWARDING thing? Seeing our kids latch onto the ideas, the purpose, the principles of decreasing our waste. They've seen the impact thoughtless consumption can have on the world first hand and they want to do their part. That is pretty damn powerful. 😊🌿😍🌊👍🌎