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I love shopping at PCC. Got Salmon put in my container from home. Got some granola from bulk. A free pound of pears in paper. Some bulk carrots to cut up (kids are used to baby carrots, trying to cater). Refilled the yogurt container from bulk. Got some yummy lasagna and tofu in my own containers. Gummibears in cotton snack bag. Milk in deposit glass. Pretzel and bread in paper. It really gets easier every time. Having a couple routines down definitely helps. My favorite is refilling the original store containers with the same stuff from bulk. Oats, maple syrup, honey, olive oil, vinegar, shampoo, flour, peanut butter, bagels, chocolate covered dried fruit, grapes, eggs. We got our plastic trash down significantly.
For November we are trying out going meatless. We still will shop eggs and fish, but no more meat. The entire year we reduced our shopping to 90 % chicken and turkey as meat to further reduce our carbon footprint.
FAO announced 18% of global emission result from livestock people have talked about the climate benefits of reducing meat consumption.
We like it super soft. But at the last Plant for the Planet Ambassador Training we learnt about the impact of different toilet paper brands and after some research we found 'everspring' at Target. 100 % recycled bath tissue replacing our Charmin, which comes 100 % from fresh cut trees.
A while ago we switched to a set of 4 recyclable, plastic free tooth brushes. I took a day or two to get used to the flavor and feel of bamboo, but it's a nice 'upgrade'.
We also switched our toothpaste to a local brand. The glass jar is refillable for less than the original jar and keeps for months as you need very little each time. It also took a little bit of getting used to but now we like the taste and feel much better as the big commercial brands.
Frozen waffles were always a quick solution for breakfast. Because of the plastic sleeve in the paper box we try to avoid them now. I had some time on my hand this afternoon and made a bunch for the freezer. I wrapped them in a beewax bag and they taste pretty good popped in the toaster on 'frozen'-mode in the morning.
Refilled this a couple of months ago at the Basic store. While it was a little pricey, I love the scent and result of the shampoo-body wash - and because it's keeps so long, I think it was a really good deal.
Challenge of family of 4 living the WWMFD ('What would Michael Foster do?') way. Inspired by our friend, the Climate Warrior Michael, we are doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint at least 10 % each year by going plastic free, travel less, being a more mindful consumer.