I’m going to produce waste. It’s inevitable. There will be waste that I can predict and circumvent, there will be waste that I don’t anticipate and have to guiltily display here and there will be the waste that I know that I will produce that I’m not willing to give up. These are my non-negotiable waste items:
-contact lenses and the plastic sealed containers they come in (I will get LASIK one day when I have the $$ for it)
-the plastic cap on contact lens solution bottles
-toilet paper (if I was in Europe or Japan with fancy toilets and bidets, maybe I would take this off the list, but only maybe
-stickers on fruit and vegetables
-plastic and foil packaging on certain pharmaceutical and medical products (as much as I want to wrap plantain leaves around my wounds and rub jewelweed into poison ivy rashes, I’m a bit of a klutz/temper tantrum-throwing baby when it comes to bumps and bruises)
What are your purposefully non-negotiable waste items? Did I miss any from my list?