PSA: please wash your reusable bags

I’ll keep this one short and sweet.

Part of the reason disposables are so attractive to consumers is because they eliminate the need for cleaning. Great, cause I mean, who likes cleaning?

If you’re looking to make the leap to reusable items, please know that along with the item comes a lifestyle.

Wash your bags. Wash your cutlery. Wash your handkerchiefs. Wash your beeswax. Wash your containers. Wash everything.

Once I started on my journey, I realized that I was using more water than I had before so to even out my footprint, we went to a rain barrel building class in Alexandria to collect what would become runoff. I ended up giving the barrel to my sister and her husband because it didn’t work with our little rowhome but it’s a great option for people who want to water their lawns and gardens in a more sustainable manner.

We have a basement in our house that will flood in heavy rain so we invested in a dehumidifier. We collect the water from the dehumidifier and use that to water our garden. It helps me feel less guilty when I need to wash extra dishes or napkins.

We’re all just doing what we can. Over&Out

alteredeco

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2 Comments on “PSA: please wash your reusable bags

    • So true! zero waste isnt a new idea by any means, but it is a different way of living for a lot of people. Hopefully the disposable revolution lives as long as the disposable forks it rides on…

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