As I started tracking my plastic last week, I started to think about ways I could cut down tracking items so I used my 12 oz ceramic coffee mug with silicon lid for my soup and brought my own utensils to work.
Soupcon was skeptical of my container but we made it work. And as you can see, he was a good sport about it.
Last week, when I brought my lunch to work, I made sure to use glass containers and bring my own utensils.
I drink coffee everyday. Back in September, I made a pledge to not buy coffee unless I had a reusable mug. Of course, the week I track my plastic, my co-worker surprised me with a latte from my favorite place in a plastic cup/lid. I'll keep going on this one ... I promise and I'll try try try to get my husband on board BUT he's resistant to this as he says coffee doesn't taste the same.
Another co-worker brought in bagels and cream cheese ... catch, all we had were plastic knives to spread the cream cheese. Now I have a reusable knife in my drawer.
I made sure I didn't reheat our leftovers in plastic as well as I stored everything in glass contains (I realize that I might need a few more).
As for the grocery store, I'm still unsure where to start. I will not switch to disposable diapers ... I just don't have time and my son will be soon potty trained. If I do have another child, I will commit to cloth diapers then. Maybe buy some cloth produce bags for the veggies? Buy more in bulk? Instead of buying a cheese sticks and a brick of cheese ... maybe skip the sticks and buy two bricks? I'm still unsure about going without plastic with my meats. I'm also trying to wean my son off juice boxes and the drinkable smoothies. My son loves his smoothies from Trader Joe's but I'm sure he'd love them more if I make them.
Do you have any suggestions? Look at these photos and please offer suggestions! I'm willing to listen to your advice!