Inspired by a posting by a fellow surfer, I will try my best to reduce my plastic consumption this september (and hopefully stick to it for the rest of my life).
Here is the posting I am referring to:
I can relate to the experience that the awareness for how much we litter our earth has grown due to surfing. I have reduced my plastic consumption over the years already, but I still have lots of room for improvement.
I really had to think for a while what items packaged in plastic I am buying constantly, then I noticed that our beloved noodles come in plastic wrapping. I don‘t know why, because I guess that dry durum wheat noodles could easily be packaged without using plastic, but then again, I‘m not a food engineer, so what do I know, really? ;)
Another item that always is wrapped in plastic is chocolate. There is of course chocolate that is wrapped in aluminium foil, but that‘s probably not better.
My personal challenge for september will be to find an alternative for the noodles that come in a plastic bag, I am optimistic that this will be possible.
More of a mystery to me is my second challenge task – don‘t buy chocolate wrapped in plastic or aluminium. Will it work? I have no idea. But I want to educate myself, so I can make more conscious decisions in the future.
I will continue to buy less plastic, stick to fruits & veggies that are sold unwrapped (ideally locally, organically grown stuff directly at the market) and look for other alternatives to single use plastic.
If you have any recommendations for me, please feel free to post a comment or send me an e-mail!