When we make choices that affect others, sometimes it is the people in our home or neighborhood, and other times it is people who live on the other part of the planet. But we also make choices that affect EVERYONE on the planet. We need to think of compassion for others when we make choices in our life. Making greener choices will improve the lives of many around the world.
There is no “away.” We all want to make choices to reduce our use of plastic but plastic is a convenience for us and we have to work to reduce our consumption of it. When we forget our reusable bags at the grocery store we need to go back to our car or buy new ones at the store. We use Kcups because it is too hard to make a pot of coffee. We buy bottled water because it is too hard to carry a water bottle with you. We literally consumer tons of plastic everyday.