Remember back in this post where I swore off single-use plastic cups for the month of March? Well, I decided to do a recap and update you on my progress. Back in January, I started drinking protein smoothies from Fresh Monkee. After getting a single-use cup every single week they really started to add up. I decided to do something about it and get a cup that I can bring to the shop.
Sweater (Thrifted) | Jeans (3 years old) | Shoes (4 years old) | Water bottle
It Got Easier to Ask a Waitress
Back at the beginning of March, I was very awkward asking the waitress if she could make my drink in my cup. It eventually became very easy. Actually, I was shocked that not once did a waitress tell me she couldn’t put a drink in my cup. I even had waitresses ask me where my water bottle was from because they loved it so much! My worries were overthought, how typical.
I Messed Up Three Times:
- My brother and his fiancé just moved into their new house and all the cups were in storage. We decided to celebrate with champagne in single-use cups.
- After I was having a really rough day, I decided to treat myself to a milkshake at Shake Shack.
- I was craving something sweet in Maine and decided to get a chai latte. I forgot my reusable cup at home.
Making Mistakes Isn’t the End of the World
Just because I messed up three times this month does not mean I alone am killing sea creatures and filling up the landfills at insane rates. No. It does point out the fact that I am human and I’m going to make mistakes. The part of my little challenge was to become more aware of what I’m consuming. So instead of getting a protein smoothie in a single-use cup, I now use this water bottle from Jade (I swear it can double as a weapon). Instead of getting a chai tea in a single-use cup, I use a Joco cup. Lastly, at trade
So there you have it, my best accessory will forever be a water bottle or a reusable cup. I’ve always carried around water bottles for water but after making simple changes for smoothies and tea I feel like a weight has been lifted off me.
Multi-Use Bags and Cups
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How do you feel about single-use plastic? Do you carry a reusable water bottle everywhere? Let me know in the comments down below.