Would you like to try? Here are the two simple rules of plastic-free February
- For the entire month of February, try not to buy any new plastic or plastic-wrapped items. Plastic stuff you already have in your house or fridge is fine. Purging is not the goal here :)
- Save any newly purchased plastic you do use during the month. At the end of the month, pile all of your plastic up and see how you did.
And remember, this challenge is difficult if not impossible and that's kind of the point. The challenge raises awareness of just how prevalent plastic is in our lives. So don't feel bad if by day 2 you are using an item packaged in plastic. Hopefully this challenge will lead to some behavior changes, like switching to bulk tea or bringing reusable bags to use for produce and bulk items. No guilt, have fun, and view this as a learning experience!