1. No plastic – Don’t buy or consume anything (purchases, food, etc.) that is encased in plastic. I don’t care if it’s recyclable. If you want to go all the way, this will include your shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
As one commenter pointed out to me, the buckets I was going to use to wash myself with are also plastic, so I will have to pull down some large pots and bowels for the purpose – oops, the large bowl is also plastic. But, here is the thing, I won’t dispose of either the bucket or bowl after its use, I will just continue to use it. I am assuming – given the instructions above – that this is fine.
I have started to gather all of the plastic bottles out of my bathroom (most of which I don’t use often) and put them away for a month. There is nothing left in my medicine cabinet.
Here are a few questions maybe a few of you can help me with:
- My dish washing detergent is in a plastic bottle… any alternatives for washing my dishes in the sink (or wash pan?)
- My hand lotion and face cream both come in plastic, and I don’t think I could manage comfortably without these two items. Other alternatives? Do either of these even come in anything but plastic anymore?
- Does anyone know of soy milk that isn’t packaged with plastic? The one I use has a plastic cap, inner ring and pour spout that are plastic.
Well, those are my issues of the day – any help would be appreciated.