Let's get real. What exactly am I doing in this "Plastic-Free" Month? It's time to weed out some unrealistic goals.
Will I give up all contact with plastic? No way.
Will I toss perfectly good plastic products just for spite? Nope. I'll use them to the end of their lives, then replace them free of plastic. That is the experiment. Can I live freely, healthily, and happily without purchasing plastic goods?
Time will tell.
Let's lay some ground rules. Here we go:
To examine my use of plastic that eventually becomes waste.
I accept that I create wastes. Garbage, poo, farts, bad ideas. I also acknowledge that I unconsciously create more waste than I need to. And that some of it sticks around for a while. I want to reduce that.
Starting May 1st, I will consume no plastic for 30 days. I will completely avoid single-use plastic containers and packaging, and cast a bright light on the waste that I produce.
You and I use and dispose of a lot of plastic. Are you conscious of it?
Well, I’m not. But I know that I create a positive impact in my world. That means I leave a friendly emotional footprint: I live in compassion, I engage with creatures at a soul level, and I take responsibility for myself. Now I want to leave a friendly material footprint as well.
It’s time for me to take a long look at the ‘stuff’ that I consume, waste, and leave behind. To examine my material output with the same rigor I apply to my energetic output.
And I'm going to start with my favourite and most overused resource, plastic. Let the next 30 days be a willing experiment to stop plastic consumption and examine my relationship to plastic use. Even my yoga mat.
Typed with love on the plastic keys of my keyboard,
Watch this blog for details (and hopefully insights) to follow!
Do you have thoughts about plastic usage in your life? Or are you curious to try one day without plastic just to see how it goes? Please leave a comment in the box below and engage with this conversation!