Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Plastic Stared Me in the Eyes, and I Didn't Blink

This morning our chef asked me to use plastic at breakfast! Oh my nurdle! She totally caught me off guard, I wasn't expecting to be called out on my plastic-free lifestyle so early in the morning. But I'm new, so it was a perfect opportunity to brand myself as the pesky new treehugger girl who doesn't use plastic. I said "is it okay as long as I wash my dishes myself?" There was a long pause, and she nodded yes. Whew! Close call.

I must say, for my basic day-to-day life I'm getting pretty good at avoiding plastic. Especially thanks to my insulated coffee mug which comes everywhere. It's just those less frequent purchases like shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste that are tricky.

Some delicious plastic-free snacks that I've embraced:
Frozen bananas

Need to find a bulk supplier of quinoa.. I guess I'll have to venture to the dreaded Trader Joes. I know everyone loves that place but it stresses me out.. too crowded! But the advantage of buying in BULK is you don't have to do it too often. Cha-ching.


Rasbi said...

You can cut the plastic in the deoderant container by switching to a deoderant stone.....they work really well, have no plastic, and last a very long time!

plasticfreenyc said...

thanks rasbi, i'll try it out. do you have one that your recommend?