Goal #1: Make a Simple Swap

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.

Wintry cotton.

#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…


Ooo, it's just so silky.


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.

About bornagaingreen

I love to interact with people who are excited about their passions! Decreasing my impact on the planet and increasing my family's health are high on my values list, along with minimizing distractions from a meaningful life. Share your story with me! Let's move forward and give a voice to our values and passions, one interaction (or lots!) at a time.
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