>> Saturday, January 2, 2010
I have decided to join Hip Mountain Mama on her journey to make the world a better place. I am very
nervous excited about the next several months, as there are many things that I have wanted to change but never really faced a reason to change them. Now I have been challenged and I am thrilled!
During the month of January, I am determined to rid our home of PLASTIC BOTTLES and never bring one into the house again! I know this will be a difficult task because it goes so much farther than water bottles. Think about it- how many plastic bottles (or plastic items that are thrown away) do you have in your home? As I rid our home of plastic bottles, I will count as I go. I think we will both be surprised at the number I reach!
I will STOP purchasing bottles of water. This is a ridiculous expense in our home. Oftentimes the bottles are thrown away with the water still in them! Such a great amount of waste! We have a few bottles left and I will be sure that the water is consumed and the bottles are recycled. After that, NO MORE!!!
Laundry detergent- I will switch to powder since it comes in a paper box and I will try to find one without a plastic handle. Any suggestions from the more earth conscious crowd?
Pancake Syrup- I prefer maple syrup to pancake syrup, so we will purchase it instead, since it comes in a glass bottle and I can easily find uses for glass bottles around the house.
Soft Drinks- Will be purchased in glass bottles or cans (would prefer to not purchase them at all, but I that is a battle that I will lose!)
Household Cleaning Supplies- Here I am at a loss. How do I avoid this one?
Shampoo, Conditioner, Etc.- I think I may need some guidance!!!!
I am determined to make a change. What will you do?
(See what others are doing by clicking on the link to Hip Mountain Mama's blog at the beginning of this post.)