Conservation and conservatism can go hand-in-hand. We all know that, but when you’re always busy and on the go, it can be easy to fall into a routine of using single-use plastic that we all know isn’t good for the environment. Is it single-handedly causing climate change? No, but anything we can do to help is important. Today, I’d like to look at six ways we can cut single use plastics out of our lives without immediately becoming tree-hugging hippies. If you want to take that step, great, but let’s all start somewhere.
Ditch those paper towels. Use cloth napkins when eating at home, and dish clothes for cleaning up small messes. I’ll admit, I still use paper towels (and the crazy amount of plastic wrap they come in) occasionally for icky spills, but I try to use my cloth napkins as much as possible.