I have to say that my first week went pretty well when it came to sticking with my goal.
There was one day when I forgot my cup. It was Tuesday, and I ended up getting an iced coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts. I was shocked when the employee automatically put a Styrofoam cup underneath my plastic cup.
I happen to work at a Dunkin’ Donuts one day a week. After going through the training for The Challenge and seeing how waste can affect my carbon footprint and how humans have such a big impact, it opened my eyes to all the wrong things my fellow employees and I were doing.
The amount of plastic cups and Styrofoam cups that are just thrown away because they were marked wrong or fell on the ground was astonishing. I am hoping to talk to my manager and try to come up with some ways to reduce the amount of wasted plastic throughout the store.
Also, I really want to work on my ability to chose to recycle. I am so negligent when it comes to recycling! I’m definitely one of those people who just throws things away because it’s convenient. For some reason I have it in my head that walking to the recycling bin is so much more work than throwing it away. I know my mindset will change.