Well first off I am going to add a small disclaimer to this post. I, myself, am not totally zero waste. I am quite far from it if I am honest. But I try. And in reality every small step I take to reduce my waste is a step closer to reducing all waste.
Day 1 of Zero Waste Week was Monday and the question that was posed was “Why?” Why are you reducing your plastic? I would love to hear your reasons. Please leave comments or link to your own blog post explaining your reasons. I would love to read them.
What about me? Why do I spend time trying to reduce my plastic?
My reasons are quite simple really. In this post Rae lists 10 reasons for reducing plastic, but I only have 2. My kids!
Like any mother I want the best for my kids. I want them to grow up in a world that can still take their breath away (for all the right reasons). One that is inhabited by many many species of animals and fish.
I want them to look in the sea and see fish not plastic.
I want them to look to the horizon and see mountains, not landfills.
I know that my decisions today can help shape their future tomorrow. Why wouldn’t I try my best?