I used to be a junkie. Ziploc this, Ziploc that… I had a problem.
And not to specifically “pick” on the Glad Ziplocs, but they were definitely my “baggie of choice!” I’m talking about any kind of re-sealable, zippered storage bag… used for every ridiculous thing under the sun. I used them for food, snacks, storage, organizing, saving… anything. Literally anything.
I’m proud to say, I kicked the habit. Although I used to roll my eyes at my father-in-law’s demand that they got washed and reused, I now see the wisdom of his ways. But I have almost kicked them entirely. At the start of the school year, I talked about purchasing a slew of reusable containers to send in our daughter’s school lunches and I am so proud that she has never, ever had a lunch with a throw-away baggie. And every time we venture away from home, we still only use reusable containers for the snacks.
I don’t need to tell you the effects of constantly adding these disposable plastic bags to landfills… I’m sure you already know. They’re easy to use, but when you think about how often they’re overused, it results in a lot of waste.
But what would you do if a Ziploc thief came and snatched your stash in the middle of the night and you couldn’t have them back? What would you do? I know what you would do… you would find an alternative. Probably a sealable, reusable container that would do the same duty.
So here is my challenge. Try it for a week. Could you do it? I bet you could; you would find a better way and use all of those containers you’ve been saving.
And if you could do it for a week, I’ll bet you could do it for… ooh, I don’t know… always!