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week 2 of trying to live without single use plastic ....

By mokshini on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 18:39

week 2 of trying to live without single use plastic ....

By mokshini on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 18:39

I intended to start this blog by saying I believe you only have to do something THREE times before it becomes a habit - but then I decided to check up on my views and googled it, and rather depressingly, it seems to be at least 21 or 28 or even 66 days to really change a habit - oh dear! 

But, in any case, I have now been to Exeter farmer’s market THREE times, and I would like to think that...

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Week 1 of trying to live without buying single-use plastic ....

By mokshini on Tue, 6 Jun, 2017 - 12:22

Week 1 of trying to live without buying single-use plastic ....

By mokshini on Tue, 6 Jun, 2017 - 12:22

Lessons learned so far: 

1. Aiming to be vegan AND avoid single-use plastic at the same time is going to be super-challenging: it is really not obvious where to get lentils, beans, vegan quorn, quinoa or nuts & seeds that isn’t sold in plastic wrapping. So I’m going to give myself some slack there ….. 

2. Travel food: there was very little to buy at the food shops at Paddington station that wasn’t wrapped in plastic - rows and rows of plastic...

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Do the plastic challenge for BAM 2017

By mokshini on Thu, 4 May, 2017 - 09:52

The UK Marine Conservation Society have kindly laid on a Plastic Challenge just for us during Buddhist Action Month in June!! 

They are inviting people to go for a day, a week, a month without single-use plastic - I tried this last year, and was sobered how very hard it was to do; but it is real eye-opener. A great action to have a go at for BAM with some friends or your sangha, and it will certainly raise...