My husband may freak on me! After FINALLY watching the DVRed Earth Day episode of Oprah I am never even buying paper towels, napkins, or paper plates again. They showed the garbage swirl in the Pacific Ocean which spans from the coast of California all the way to Japan. In some places it is 90 feet deep. It is full of plastic bags and household trash.
I have already quit using plastic bags as my New Year’s Resolution and that is going great! I stash them everywhere; my car, on the door knob on the front door so I remember to take them, in my diaper bag, and in my stroller.
Right now I am pretty good about using cloth napkins in lieu of paper, and I have started using regular plates for sandwiches instead of paper plates. But I know there are times when I reach for the paper stuff out of habit, or convenience, or (more…)