I thought I would go to the grocery store to get ready to reduce my food impact for the week, but I found it to be quite a challenge. I went to Trader Joe’s (carpooling with friends to get there) hoping they would have more bulk packaging, but I was out of luck. Everything, though natural or organic, was from all over the world, many in individual packages and not in recyclable containers. I struggled the most finding packaging that wouldn’t provide waste, only able to get a few items that I can reuse the packaging or recycle it. I plan on making my own lunches for the week. Though I will have to throw away the packaging from the items I bought, the quantities are larger, so it probably produces less waste than the individually packaged meals at Slayter.
I took my last long shower yesterday, and will implement my reduced shower time tomorrow, also trying to use less products, as they are all chemicals just being washed down the drain. I don’t see the reduced shower time as being too hard to accomplish, but I guess I will see tomorrow. Judging from my luck at the grocery store, I think Thursday will be my hardest day, because it is very difficult to have no impact with food. I have already utilized my travel mug in Slayter, but it was difficult to walk around Slayter and not be able to buy any food there. I’ll try not to starve.