Lately I have had a few requests to use disposable plastic bags instead of my signature reusable canning jars. Truth be told Clark County, that kinda hurts.
I get it. We are all busy. The glass jars are a pain in the ass for me too. But I like to make people happy, so I tried it for one person to see how it feels. Four disposable plastic bags went out my door this week and now I can officially say "No, I will not be compromising on my values by packaging in disposable plastic bags."
Many years ago, I made a pledge to the planet that I would do my best to act on her behalf. I intend to keep that promise. I hope you will support me in that decision, because I do it not for my own self but for you and your children’s children. Trust me there is nothing glamorous about sanitizing dozens of canning jars each week. (Except my new sink with hot running water, that feels pretty awesome! Thanks Hubs!)
It is so easy to get sucked into the lifestyle of convenience that the corporate world has convinced us we need. Oh, but its recyclable they say, until China stops taking our crap. Oh, but it’s just one small bag they say as it flies away on the wind and strangles a sea turtle. Small acts make a big difference. Please make healthy choices. The transition to reusables will be hard but your life will be more joyous as a result.