We have decided to take measures to reduce our waste and eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Now that spring is coming, we can start buying many more fresh foods and stop buying so many pre-packaged foods. It’s not like we eat many TV dinner like foods, but the more fresh foods we eat, the less waste we will create, so we’re going to try to accomplish 2 goals at once.
I think one of the most beneficial things to do to get started, is eliminate plastics that cannot be recycled. I no longer want to contribute to petroleum production of plastics if it cannot be recycled. Eventually, I’d like to eliminate all plastic use, especially after finding out about the 2 giant plastic islands in the ocean. Just because I recycle a plastic item, doesn’t necessarily mean that the new product made after recycling will also be recycled by someone. If I use no plastic then it’s ultimately better.