I went through my cupboards Monday afternoon. Here’s my bag of plastic discards.
It is going to Goodwill today. A. is a little upset about that. She makes a good point: if they aren’t good for us, why should we corrupt someone else? My reasoning is that if the plastics could bless someone who doesn’t have money to spend on other, more expensive, utensils, I’d much rather pass our plastics to them than to fill the dump with them.
I left some plastic in the kitchen, such as: baking spatulas, some #5 plastic bowls and plates for little guests who come to visit, and 5 plastic bowls for eating on the road and for popcorn. And the cupboards still have some large plastic food storage containers which I can’t replace until I get glass jars.
I have a list of things to pick up today, or as I am able:
- stainless steel lifter/spatula (like for pancakes and eggs)
- stainless steel measuring cups
- stainless steel measuring spoons
- stainless steel funnel
- stainless steel serving spoons
Please keep me posted on the changes you’re making during this challenge! It is encouraging to me that we’re all working on this together.