A solid effort so far, and mostly good results!
The GOOD: I just purchased a Starbucks pannini for a much needed take out lunch for my partner, who didn't pack his lunch like I did, on this day when we needed to work through. The sandwich had minimal plastic wrapping, and a recycled cardboard package. Bravo Starbucks. I wrote the corporate offices and thanked them for their increasingly greener packaging.
We've been using our plastic bottles and cups. Plastic bottle use this week = zero.
The BAD: I am sad that my two favorite lunch places near Ward Center, Kakaako Kitchen and Pa'ina Cafe, both serve all their food in plastic containers. I'll be brown bagging it more, but I miss my brown rice Poke Bowl! I need to write both companies and ask them to offer a paper plate option. Or what if I bring my own paper bowl?
I had to go to the Office Supply store and actually found a USB flash drive almost entirely packaged in cardboard. I was so happy that I then absently picked up some sponges on sale, and didn't even realize it until after I left that the sponges were needlessly wrapped in plastic. Total autopilot on my account. I won't buy these sponges again. But I did write to Lexar corporation and thanked them for using environmentally friendlier packaging.
Off to the farmer's market for some locally grown food, in my own shopping bags!
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