A Plastic-Free Month

Today I commit to a plastic-free month.

Inspired by the woman who has lived without waste for two years, and by my dear friend Lydia Ainscough who did a month without plastic last November, I’ve decided it’s my turn to try conscious consumption.

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,

Maeve

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!

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Photo by Maeve Jones.

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