Eliminate single use plastics ~ when out to eat, request no straw
For those of you on our journey this year, recall our 2nd Wednesday action step. This was day of the typo in the calendar calling us again to “Start a meat-free Monday”. Deciding to go all-in Wednesday as well, this has become a vegan day for me along the path. That very first day I did go out to lunch…but this lunch became some much more than making a request for no straw.
My original intention was to grab carryout but knowing how the food would be packaged, I decided to eat-in. Fortunately prior to placing the order, I realized that I would likely not eat the full portion and not wanting the food to be wasted, I would end up leaving with food in a box after all.
Instead, I ordered my vegan meal as a small portion. It was delivered on a plate, silverware and a paper napkin.
1 Samuel 16:11-13
Straws along with plastic-ware, shopping bags and plastic water bottles are the epitome of single use plastics.
This 2018 report on plastics from the United Nations Environmental Program is full of useful information covering both the history and current use of plastics in our lives and looks to be a fantastic resource for anyone committed to changing our world-view on the practical uses of plastics.