This blog was started, and is intended to illustrate that environmentalism happens through small acts, is not difficult, and that it does not always have to be some big life changing event that forces you to live in the tree tops with no electricity. All that being said, one of my small acts was to start this blog to gain some friends to help me save the world.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Big Fat F

I will keep this update re: the no plastic challenge short.  Why?  Because I am pathetic and weak and I failed.  Not fun to read a real downer post so I figured I will keep it short (watch this be the longest one ever, no no no no).  Anyway I ended up bringing two new pieces of plastic into the house, a shampoo and sunscreen bottle.  So weak.  And I thought since they were all this healthy stuff that they might be made out of recycled plastic.  Not that that was part of this challenge, but looking for any loop hole here to make myself feel better.  But the sunscreen was 10% post consumer used plastic, or whatever the terminology is, and that was it (but neither have animal products or were tested on animals, yay for animals).  Now just a few other areas were I failed (happy reading huh).  All of these examples are times I needed to try and find alternatives to using plastic and I couldn't.  I wore shoes, doh!  I turned on a light with plastic switch, doh!  I used a pen, I read a book that had a plastic cover, I poured milk from a plastic container, I brushed my teeth and combed my hair, aaaaahhhhh!  And that is when I knew this challenge had beaten me.  Weak sauce Charlotte.  I want to reduce how much I use plastic, but I do not see that happening any time soon. Guess I should take some more vitamins to get strong enough to battle this problem.  If anyone has any helpful suggestions please share.  Thanks.

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