Traveling for two days, I generated a surprising amount of trash. I’m finding one of the most important aspects to being “green” and living the zero waste lifestyle is…… planning ahead! (Which I did not.)
The movers packed up all my insulated to-go coffee mugs so when I started to drag on the road, and stopped to get coffee at a truck stop, guess what it was offered in? NO! Not the styrofoam cup!! I broke down and bought the coffee. I didn’t feel too good about it.
I bought ice to fill my coolers twice, which came in plastic. The ice in my fridge wasn’t enough. How else do you get ice? It doesn’t exactly fall from the sky. Does anyone know of a better way of accumulating ice when on the road?
I didn’t cook ahead and fill containers to place in my cooler. I ate fast food. And McDonald’s of all things. Seriously, such an epic fail. So, I found it unnerving that the characters from the new Smurf movie were plastered all over the happy meal saying things like, “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.” Hmmm…..
I could have gone without, but I let hunger and the need for coffee rule the road. Next move, I’ll know what to do. Planning ahead is a MUST for traveling and being green, and I’m decent at planning ahead. There was just too much going on this time. I had to do the move on my own as the hubby was out at sea. I was more focused on how the movers were packing the dishes! Augh!