Week two of my plastic reduction mission; I’m out of dishwasher tabs and I’m sure the only plastic free option here will be from a small eco supermarket somewhere. I was pondering this walking round Waitrose when I spotted the Waitrose Essential Dishwasher Tabs – in a cardboard box; who knew!?!
Well, at this point I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself. Turns out, cutting the plastic isn’t going to be as hard as I thought. I am in fact so pleased with myself that for once, I accept the free coffee which I get with the loyalty card and walk out of the store with my halo shining for all to see.
As I sip the coffee I suddenly realise that I am holding a disposable coffee cup – I know these are a huge no-no due to the way the plastic is used within them and as the plastic lid hits my lip my falling halo almost knocks it from my hand.
I guess it’s going to take me a little longer to fall in step with my new anti-plastic (or at least, anti single use plastic) life.
(p.s. when I get home, I open the box to find each tab individually wrapped in plastic. Ah well, if at first you don’t succeed…..)