In my family, we recycle, reuse, and repurpose; carry reusable bags everywhere; minimize plastic; eat organic; and do a million other things big and small that reflect our desire to both be healthier and live lightly on the planet. But there are two big weak spots that we will probably never get over:
1. Paper towels. My co-blogger Liz has eliminated paper towels from her life. I know it’s the best thing to do, and we recently moved into an apartment with a washer/dryer so we could totally make it work. I have upped our usage of cloth kitchen towels over the years. But for some jobs–wiping down the bathroom, cleaning up cat puke–there’s just no substitute for being able to clean up and then toss the mess and never think about it again. With a new baby and an aging cat who’s been throwing up and peeing all over the place, we’ve been going through a LOT of paper towels.
2. Disposable diapers. Again, we now have a washer/dryer, so there’s really no excuse for this. And I do think cloth diapers are super cute. I just…can’t do it. Don’t even get me started on how hard it would be to get my husband on board with this one.
What’s your own green living sin? Come on, we all have at least one!