Now that the new city house has walls and ceilings (yay!), and the timeline for moving in shifts from months to weeks, I am taking steps to shed the remaining plastic from our lives.
Most plastic toys went into the recycle bin years ago, and I have tried to opt for natural materials whenever possible, but that darn plastic has a way of creeping so easily into our lives, doesn't it? I figure this (final) move grants me a great opportunity to eliminate as much plastic as possible, leaving it behind in the rental home's recycle bin or donated locally. As I start to organize boxes and create piles of things to pack and things to purge, I am keeping a watchful eye on that pesky plastic.
I recently stumbled upon a fabulous website that has me thinking more seriously about eliminating plastic from my home. Life Without Plastic has interesting and useful products that offer durable, worthwhile alternatives to plastic. While I haven't yet made the leap to wooden toothbrushes (how cool is that!), I did purchase the stainless steel smoothie straws and some other items that will be welcome substitutes to the reusable plastic ones we had.