by Denise Roche
Day three of my waste-free week challenge and I realise that it takes quite an effort to minimise my own waste in this disposable world.
Refusing single-use packaging and products takes a consciousness that I wouldn’t normally have. I normally run on auto like everyone else.
Consequently I had some epic fails that happened while I was on auto-pilot in a hotel room.
Fail: tetrapak milk
Fail: single serving of coffee in foil wrap
Fail: small soap in plastic packaging
Obviously I need to be doing more forward planning.
And my last fail yesterday was the $40 parking ticket. It’s made of some kind of plastic-coated plastic. So I get punished for my bad parking twice!