I had been using a homemade dishwasher detergent that called for citric acid as one of the main ingredients. Which I didn't love because citric acid only comes in a plastic bag. (And also because the detergent made my glasses spotty, and my silverware dull). So I have been on the hunt for another recipe.
This one works much better, and with only 3 ingredients (+water): lemons, salt and vinegar. You can check out the recipe here. No more plastic bags of citric acid, hooray!
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.