There is so much unnecessary packaging out there and why? After buying a hermetically sealed package of dental floss, wrapped in cardboard, then in plastic and then in more plastic, I literally had a stomach ache. Take a trip to your local big buy store and you will see what I am talking about. Do we really need all of these plastic bags? I remember my Grandma, washing her used foil and plastic bags and saving them to be reused again and again. She may have been from the Depression Era but she was progressive!
As Earth Day approaches, on April 22, I want to focus a little on things that we can all do to improve the environment around us. Whether that be locally or globally. Because in all honesty, I feel that maybe all of this sickness is the root of food allergies. I am not a scientist, but something is wrong. And since we are living in a connected, global community there is no excuse for the excesses to continue.
What can you do? If you aren't doing anything start with recycling. And then get yourself some reusable bags and take them with you to the store. Every store. The other thing that we can all do is conserve energy whenever we can. Think of it as a way to save money. Turn off lights when you do not need them. If the weather is nice outside, open up the windows. Why use the AC when you do not need it? These are basics that EVERY single person should be doing. I love stores like IKEA who charge customers to use a bag. Every single store should do this. Maybe we can improve the economy as we help the earth? If you want to read something freaky, do a little research about all of the floating garbage that forms "garbage continents" in our oceans. If that doesn't affect you I am not sure what will.
I do not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable, but my head is heavy and I think that we all need to our part. Just consider what you use in the way of plastics and think about what you can do, even if it is just a little, to change your ways. We truly can affect change and now is the time to start! Happy Easter everyone!