This weekend I took the kids to the company children’s party. It was held at a local YMCA and was a big hit with the little guests. But through my conscious consumer glasses, I could see many missed opportunities for being kind to the planet. Plastic plates, cups, and straws. A sushi platter…where the platter itself was plastic. And horror! Bottled water! Then of course there was Santa handing out plastic treasures in plastic packaging. When I went to put some of the cardboard boxes that was also part of the packaging after carefully removing quantities of sellotape that was holding it all together, I found the there was a plastic coating covering the outside it, making it shiny I suppose. I gloomily put it in the rubbish instead.
The kids had a ball. They are thrilled with their new toy treasures (mermaid and seahorse, little pony and accessories; motorbike and little plane). All plastic except the plane, which seems to be mostly metal.
I feel like the Christmas Grinch.