From now on, unless I need to rant about something — like how my fish guy gave me Chinese tilapia individually wrapped in plastic at the counter which totally threw off my eco-conscience this week BUT IT’S OKAY. IT’S GOING TO BE OKAY — I’ll be titling my posts with my green goals; starting with the first change I made a couple months ago.
#1: Cotton balls.
Cotton balls are versatile. They can be cleaning pads for faces or fluffy beards for Santa crafts. I like to use them in my ears to drown out the sound of the neighbor’s panicky pug.
With all the yipping next door, I tend to go through a package of cotton balls every couple months. Mind you, this is merely $9 a year, but also 1,200 balls of fluff in landfills. Sure, under proper conditions they biodegrade within 5 months, but how much hassle would it be just to switch to something… say…
Hey, what a fabulous excuse to cut up my old stinky free t-shirts from college! And since there is plenty of space on the cloth, I have a clean space for my toner every day for about a week. Then it’s tossed in the wash and magically becomes brand new again.
And those cotton balls I no longer use? Let’s just say you’re all getting handmade Christmas cards next year.
Ho ho ho.
Simple swap? Check.