Slice of Life Day 12

One of my goals during Lent is to cut back on the number of single use plastics I use. I am making a conscious effort to use reusable straws, which means trying out different types of straws. I use these silicone ones at home and keep a metal straw at school to use with iced coffee. The silicone straw absorbs the coffee taste, so metal all the way!

My current problem is making sure I have straws with me when I go out. I haven’t found the perfect solution yet, but I have the Final Straw in my online shopping cart right now. I love that it’s foldable and has its own carrying case. I can’t just throw a reusable straw in my bag because it gets gross, so I love this idea.

I also have a few other items in my cart. I want to get reusable silicone ziplock bags (especially freezer size), reusable produce bags, and bamboo flatware for school. I already use bento-like boxes for my lunch most days, and I love my beeswax food wraps, but I feel like there’s more I can do. That’s why I’m focusing on doing something, rather than giving something up, for Lent this year.