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Dry cleaning & food are on my mind. Dry cleaning I may have figured out. She won’t let me bring hangers, but she does have garment bags for clients who want them & don’t want plastic. At her other store she doesn’t do plastic at all — which, she said, has to do with what kind of rack the clean clothes are stored on.
My current food issue is a bit more challenging. It’s about plastic containers for things like hummus and yogurt. I don’t like keeping them for reusing. (Which I’m doing now.) I don’t know know if I can commit to just not buying anything in plastic. So much comes in / with plastic. I would have to shop really differently. Maybe that will be my rest of April challenge. Also … there is the thing that individual choices don’t add up. Policy changes are necessary. I get that if enough individuals … but / and it’s de-motivating. I realize that this is what happens to me with dieting or food plans too. Will it really matter if just this once I eat the bread with butter? Depriving myself. Swimming upstream. Staying true to my commitments all gets so arduous. And recycling: isn’t that why we have recycling so we can use plastic? How is aluminum any different? This is the slippery slope. How to not go down it???

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