Category: environment

Bag of Bottles

My on-going struggle with single use plastic has been remembering my water bottle in the morning. I never forget my coffee cup, because mornings = coffee, but later in the day I usually have that blinding realization my water bottle is in the fridge at home. My second challenge is how to carry all my bottles. My purse is ridiculously…

What Just Happened?

It’s early.   I’m **slightly** sleep deprived and giddy.   I need coffee.   I confuse easily.   But somehow by the time I got through the Tim Hortons line, my recycle mug had been refused, my coffee was in a cardboard cup inside another cardboard cup for Roll Up the Rim.   Seriously, what on earth just happened? And…

Dear Tim Hortons

We need to talk. We’ve had this conversation before when you give me an empty coffee cup for “Roll Up The Rim” after I’ve asked for my coffee in a refillable cup. I still don’t believe that game cards are that big a stretch, but you know, your call.   The thing is, it’s now a thing. Reducing plastic usage…

This is Harder Than I Thought

Last week I vowed to cut my single-use plastic consumption 3:1 for the summer. I started off great; I remembered my grocery bags when I went shopping. I even used my new cloth produce bags. I was pleasantly surprised by the produce bags. Fiddleheads tend to be very wet, and I was sure I’d end up with a mess in…