Our one big dilemma this year was eggs. In past years we have been able to buy a huge 24-egg cardboard flat of local eggs at Foodland. This year, the only local eggs were, sadly, packaged in styrofoam. The compostable/recyclable cardboard egg cartons were all stamped "mainland". While I appreciated this honesty, it caused a dilemma as there were no eggs to be had at the farmers' market.
What Did I Learn?
My sweetie & I have just returned from our annual ten-day Kauai sojourn. We have brought back tans (or freckles, in my case), experiences (hiking, snorkeling, dancing)...and trash.
Yes. I packed out back a bag of trash for my 2015 One Mason Jar Every Two Months Challenge.
Welcome to something that I think is even better than reusable cloth bags: the humble milk crate! This is what I bring to the grocery store. I like it better than reusable cloth bags for many reasons:
1. It doubles as a shopping basket (the small kind).
2. It has structure: the items within are held firmly in place.
3. This structure also makes it so I don't need to use separate bags to contain the fruits and veggies - I put them directly in: heavy ones on the bottom; lighter ones on top.
Deb Seymour is a Seattle musician & retired web designer who strives to live lightly on the earth.