So the whole point of this year is to not necessarily not buy anything ever, but to consciously think about and decide what I need in my life. What don’t I need. What is extraneous and what is holding me back from succeeding and meeting my goals.
Besides 1 plastic beer cup and 2 plastic water bottles (one of them I had to have at the blood bank) I actually have not bought more drinks that come in disposable containers in a week. I’m down from 1-2 per day. I’m a week off coca cola and feeling ok – like I’ve kicked the worst of it by now. 1 beer, 1 sports drink, 1 water. Otherwise it’s just been tea and water and drinking up my supply of soda water – my Mum bought some at Christmas and I’ve still been going on it.
And now I’m thinking about alternatives to plastic and how to keep my lifestyle. I was thinking about floss with a friend and she suggested buying a water pick. After doing some research, I can’t seem to find anything that categorically states that water picks are better for your health over floss. An alternative to floss might simply be cotton string (once I run out of my current floss supplies). Once I use it I can simply place it in my compost.
I also want to buy more containers for my nutribullet. I like food prep and to work out all the ingredients for 5 smoothies in a row and then blast them each morning would be a huge time saver and would avoid me being lazy, buuuuuut then more plastic. I do bloody love my nutribullet though. It is such a great device and you can continue to get parts on older models which is nice too. So do I buy them, or leave it? I can’t buy glass containers for it (I checked) so now I’m not sure what to do to fix the issue… Hmmmm