It’s day 2 of our Year of No New Plastic, and the only time I’ve been scared about the consequences of this experience so far was yesterday when I realized all razors (that I know of) are made with plastic. I mentally panicked last night when I came to this realization. I immediately thought, maybe I can just buy a lot before we start our No New Plastic project. That’s when I realized we were already twelve hours into it. I wondered if this would be the one area I would cheat in, even though I cringed at the thought. Would my Aunt Carole’s greatest fears be realized? She wrote me just last week when she read my Diva Cup Diary.
“My only concern now is that you are going to grow long underarm hair and never shave your legs again. I can’t imagine it but then again I couldn’t imagine you with a ‘cup’ and look what’s happened.”
I woke up in the middle of the night last night, still straining for a solution. There was no way I was going to use a straight razor on half my body, we don’t have an electric razor, waxing is too painful, and I’m certainly not going to electrocute myself (electrolysis). What to do? Tonight while I was in the shower I remembered seeing razors made of recycled plastic. Technically, that’s not new plastic, only new-to-me plastic. Sure, I’d prefer a no plastic option, but if this is the best I can find, I’ll go for it. I’ll have to check online to see if it’s made of 100% recycled plastic. I’m also going to look for other options and post what I discover when the time arises.
We also realized we have to go back to more eco-friendly cat litter. The kind we currently use, which is the 3rd kind we’ve tried in the past year, is the only one I will scoop. However, the top has plastic in it, and it’s not eco-friendly anyway. It’s the typical clay variety, which is stripped topsoil. According to Bill Nye The Science Guy (hear the angels singing? I’m a big fan of Bill Nye.), it’s not so bueno. He did a segment about kitty litter that you can watch online. Very informative and cool (cause everything Bill Nye does is cool). I’ve been thinking about toilet training our dear Cosmo kitty so we don’t have to deal with scooping anymore. Traditional methods take several weeks. Am I traditional? Nah. I’m thinking of trying kitty telepathy.
We’re inspired, enthusiastic, and very tired. We were up most of the night sharing ideas for the project, worked on it all day today, and are still working on it (obviously, and it’s five minutes until day 3 of our project).
Goodnight, and sweet eco-friendly dreams!