Sunday, January 3, 2016

30 Days to Zero Waste (Day 3: Eliminate Fast Food)


Not only is fast food bad for you, it creates a ton of garbage! Just think, in one visit alone your food will come wrapped in paper, shoved into a plastic bag or paper sack that is stuffed with paper napkins, plastic straws, plastic cutlery, and plastic wrapped condiments. And you only use these items for a very, very short amount of time. After you're done eating, you toss all of that packaging right into the trash can. Did you know the biggest contributor to the waste (49%) floating in the oceans is from fast food? I know if you are accustomed to eating fast food several times in a week that completely eliminating it might be rather difficult so, lessening it is still a win. Instead of fast food, opt for wholesome meals with lots of fruits and veggies. You will find that better food comes in less packaging and you'll feel better too! :)

Day 4: Ditch the Paper Towels

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4 comments:

  1. I love this!

    I'm stressing out a little bit. I promised I'd treat someone to coffee today in exchange for looking over a short story I wrote and giving me their opinions on it.

    While I use my own reusable starbucks tumbler(the place we're meeting is not a sbux) I'm worried that it'd be weird if I brought them my spare. Also, what do I do if they don't finish their drink before we're done? I mean the tumbler cost me $16. I kinda don't want to risk losing it. I don't get to see this particular person very often unlike my best friends. :(

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    1. I definitely understand! :) It can be sticky when trying to sway your friends but my rule of thumb is I never try to impose anything on them. Since this is my life choice I feel that leading by example is the most effective way to sway them. Most of the times when I meet up with friends, they always bring their reusable cups even if they don't typically just to show that they support my efforts. Hope this helps! :)

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  2. Great! Thanks for this advice. I'll keep in mind and follow it.

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  3. A great idea! We started doing this a while ago for sit-down meals out, no matter how fancy the venue.

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