Go 24 Hours without Disposables
by Julia, George Walton comp. HS
GO 24 HOURS WITHOUT USING ANY DISPOSABLES. Think I can do it? Hope you said yes because I already did. But let’s back up a little. If you’re going to go a whole day without disposing of ANYTHING (except toilet paper, that was my exception. I had no time to drive to Kroger at 6 in the morning to even buy eco-friendly toilet paper ), you’re going to need some supplies:
Paper Clips. These may seem simple or unneeded or whatever, but when you go to staple something, think—“am I going to be able to reuse this staple?” and the answer is a big NO. be prepared. Carry paper clips.
Lunch Time! Bring a lunch box, plastic or stainless steel Tupperware, silverware (no plastic throwaways), and a cloth napkin! I brought a dish towel because my PeopleTowels haven’t come in the mail yet 😉 Also, don’t bring any bars or chips or packaged items unless they are homemade or come from a bulk, reusable bag. No juice boxes! Just water bottles! (the reusable kind, of course!)
If I’m going to be honest, it wasn’t that hard to be disposable-free for 24 hours. Yes, I dispose of things EVENTUALLY, but when it comes to a day-by-day ordeal, I tend to lean towards the reusable side. When I DO dispose, I almost always recycle (paper or plastic) or compost (fruits and veggies/tea bags/coffee grounds) before I do any throwing away.