Time For a Change
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 5(ish) years, you know that in next few decades our oceans will have more plastic than fish. So, in recent years we've seen a major shift in people making an effort to leave a lighter footprint on the earth.
Someone who has recently sparked some inspiration into us is Lauren Singer. Living in New York City, one would think that leaving a light footprint would be somewhat tricky. Well, Lauren would prove you very wrong. She has been able to keep all her trash from the past two years in a single 16oz mason jar. TWO YEARS-ONE MASON JAR! Yes you heard that right. It all comes down to thinking before you buy or order something. When Laurens at a bar and orders a drink she makes sure to ask for no straw, or whenever she's out she makes sure that in her purse are reusable utensils and straws. The first thought that could cross your mind might be "crazy" or "no way" but take a minute and think about everything you throw into the trash each day. Did you really need to throw away that coffee cup or was it recyclable? Could you have composted that apple core? Once you start thinking about where all that trash ends up you'll start making more conscious decisions when you're out and about.
Don't get us wrong… no one is expecting you to try and keep two years worth of trash in a mason jar, however, it's something to think about. Next time your out for drinks with friends ask for no straw, next time you're at the grocery store opt for packaging that is recyclable.