I used to do as many people do, and consumed: plastic bags, disposable food packaging, processed food, toxic dryer sheets. But three years ago (during my first Plastic Free July), I made a commitment to reduce the amount of waste I was producing, and I haven't looked back since.
Removing the disposable plastic from my life has made our home and our lives calmer and more simplified. I no longer look into our pantry and see labels and brands, I see FOOD. Our home is no longer polluted with synthetic fragrances. We no longer spend hours at the store shopping for disposable products. We are no longer polluting our communities and oceans with plastic trash. It has allowed us to focus less on things, and more on enjoying our family and friends and making music.
I am writing this blog to share what I have learned, and hopefully to inspire others to make their own changes. My goal is not to be perfect, but to be conscious of the waste I produce. You do not need to live in a big city to try low-waste living (I don't!), there are changes everyone can make.
And since this website is called Cellist Goes Green, here are some cello pieces to listen to: