I am always looking for new ways to reuse or upcycle items, that are not needed for their original purchase, around my family home. My husband has been known at times, to call me a hoarder like when I keep pretty glass bottles or jars around the house. But, I don’t know, I just feel a little uneasy throwing out something that can be reused.
A few months back, I stumbled upon, another Eco Mummy’s blog on a posting about Glass Dharma Straws. The article started by highlighting the copious amount of straws that end up in landfills; and that was literally like a real shocker to me! I consider myself to be an advocate of the Earth, and do all I can to help preserve this beautiful Planet we call home. But WOW, I had just never thought of the damage plastic straws do.
Whenever I am pushing my Son in his pram down the Street and we see a disused plastic shopping bag floating in the wind or on the ground, he will say something to me like “Mummy somebody doesn’t care about the Earth, get the bag, quick”. And, I always do. I am constantly picking up bags and putting them in rubbish bins. Today alone I took 2 bags stuck, out of trees to dispose of them properly. Yes, I am that person and now my 3-year-old Son is also aware (because he has seen me pick up so many bags during his young life) and helping the Earth to be a cleaner place by letting me know if there is a bag that I happen to miss!