Did you see this article recently? I read it on Tuesday evening and it's been a bit of a wake up call. Over the past year, I've made some questionable decisions on the personal waste front. We've been renovating a house from the ground up whilst living in it. This has meant a lot of toxic paint, chemicals and plastic. Nine skips actually, filled to the brim with landfill waste from a Victorian house. Eating dinner from styrofoam containers, coffee in plastic cups- you get the jist.
Line Cut Supply has always been an attempt to be better at sustainability, but the business (and I) still have a long way to go.
I don't feel the need to go into detail on here about why this is a really important topic to me. Now the majority of the big house work has slowed down & I have a minute to gather myself and my thoughts I've decided to look into ways I can be better.
Three small things I'm doing this week:
- I'm going to make some simple cotton canvas drawstring bags to take with me food shopping (instead of using those awful flimsy plastic bags). Please get in touch if you'd like one too, I have plenty of scraps
- I'm going to use up all of my cosmetics, household cleaners and makeup. Once I've done this I'm going to try and pair down/minimise the amount of chemicals I put on me and my home
- I'm going to remind myself daily that this is a marathon, not a sprint. There is no need to repeat the Konmari episode of 2014 and give 60-70% of my worldly possessions to Goodwill