Plastic Free July Day 23

Plastic Free July Day 23: Paper-wrapped toilet paper | Cellist Goes Green

Sorry this post is a day late!  My husband and I had a fun day over the weekend seeing some friends and going to a couple of great museums :)  (Sadly, this weekend also came with a plastic straw, even though I asked for none in my drink). 

So you will get two posts today!

This is a pretty no-brainer change: find toilet paper wrapped in paper.  I buy Seventh Generation, because the toilet paper has a minimum 50-percent post-consumer recycled paper content.  It doesn't make sense to be using forests of trees for something like this!

I get mine locally, but if you would rather, Amazon does carry a 60-roll box that supposedly ships plastic free (look at the Q&A on the product page). 


If you aren't familiar with Plastic Free July, take a look at this post.  Basically, it's a month-long challenge to reduce the amount of disposable plastic you use.  It's a great starting point if you just want to give cutting out disposable plastic a try.
 
My first Plastic Free July was in 2013(!), and this month I'd like to highlight some of the things I do to reduce my plastic use, and some struggles.  Many things are part of my routine at this point (buying in bulk, refusing plastic silverware, etc.), but I am not perfect, and I always find this challenge to be a good time to refocus and look at what trash I am actually producing.