They're easy because they're quite unnecessary - or at least they are to me. But she likes them. And suddenly it's not so easy.
If I lived on my own it would be so much easier to avoid waste. But I have a husband and two teenage daughters and although, as chief shopper and cook, I control most of what we buy and eat, it's only right that I take my family's wishes into consideration, even those involving plastic! There are some things I just won't buy, some that are open to negotiation and others to which I reluctantly give in.
But to return to the straws, there are 3 options:
- refuse to buy any more and let her learn to live without them
- buy a reuseable plastic straw
- get her to buy her own
I think I'll go for no 2.
Weekly Weigh-In = 385 g
PS Mrs A is hosting the Carnival of Trash at The The Rubbish Diet today. Well worth a visit!