The first week – easier than expected?
At the beginning of the month, we presented to you the rules we were going to stick to. For example that the plastic-free challenge didn’t include food prepared by others and that we would use everything we already had. This made it extremely easy the first couple of days, except for a lunch meeting out and about at a café in Oslo, when we had to ask for reusable cutlery, as they serve with plastic also for those eating in. What an idéa! When we asked why, they said it was because people mistake the real forks and knives for plastic, and throw them out. Don’t know whether to laugh/cry believing it or by the excuse!
- Always always always bring a water bottle, cup and tote bag (even though you don’t think you’re going shopping, you might end up doing it. Life is insane).
- If you’re getting take away – check in advance what kind of containers they use, and consider bringing your own
- If you’re eating out make sure to ask if they can give you real cutlery if plastic is their thing. They often have it, but they just didn’t put it on display
- Question the eco-friendliness of plastic’s brothers such as glass and aluminum. Sometimes plastic is the most eco-friendly!
- It’s actually not embarrassing to bring cloth bags to the store :)))
- It is very embarrassing to leave plastic at the store
- You can freeze things in glass and tin containers (as many of you probably knew)
- Homemade oat milk is a winner – recipe coming soon!