What do you mean I can have my tea without it coming in a plastic wrapped cardboard box containing 20 individually wrapped teabags with string and paper tags stapled on? Will it taste as good without all that stuff?
Darn right it tastes good! I bought Earl Grey Cream Tea and Rootbeer Roobios and they are both delicious. Even better than the taste is the fact that I will not have to recycle any packaging just to drink some tea. The tea shop I visited, Once Upon a Tea Leaf, even gave me a quarter off each tea for bringing my own containers. I already owned the tea strainer so it finally will be put to good use. This was a very successful zero waste food attempt. The taste difference was so incredible that I don’t see myself going back to packaged.
My zero waste food journey will soon take me to a local cheese shop, family owned market and a local honey place. Will they be interested in meeting my requests? Well, that’s just part of the fun!
After a note to the teacher I found out the kindergarten was interested in my recent collection of bottle tops. They are from me, my husband, my co-workers, milk bottle tops etc… I’m glad they are off my counter…for now. I wonder what they will do with them!What other little things that normally are discarded would classrooms use?
“Anything we do randomly and frequently starts to make its own sense and changes the world into itself. Anything you want there to be more of, do it randomly. Don’t wait for reasons. It will make itself be more, senselessly. Scrawl it on the wall: Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty.”
Anne Herbert and Margaret Pavel