Ditching the single use plastic
So, I thought, I’ll just ‘do my bit’ and reevaluate what single use plastics I use.
Plastic Bags – I may have occasionally forgotten my reusable bags and had to buy a couple when out shopping. I vowed to never do this again and believe me when you have carried home your entire shop balanced in your arms, you won’t forget the bags next time.
Straws – Not something I often use myself, but definitely something I have grabbed for my daughter’s drink at a cafe.
Coffee cups – I admit I find it hard to refuse the free coffee Waitrose offer when you shop or the pull of Costa on a particularly bleary eyed morning. So I got a reusable coffee cup.
Easy right? Bit done. Sit back and sip my coffee
Wrong. This is where it got serious.
Is there a Badge for that?
For my sins I am a Girlguiding Leader, helping to run a Rainbow unit of mad 5 & 6 year olds. Each term we plan a fun filled programme of activities usually related to earning a badge. Some badges are produced directly by other units or districts to raise money for charity or to help with their general funds. I was searching these ‘unofficial’ badges when I realised there was a gap – PLASTIC.
Bingo – Why not create a badge which helps girls to understand plastic, its effect on the planet and how to make better choices about what they use?
An this is where my REAL journey began.