Monks were guilty about sex. Nuns about desiring food. (Ref: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1907634.A_History_of_Celibacy )
I can’t get through a guilt-free day because of plastic.
I still drive a car and commit some unknown set of other environmental evils unlikely to be fully offset by my support of a Billion Trees, but plastic has become symbolic for me of environmental guilt.
I decline cheaper, more convenient plastic bottles of carbonated water in favor of anything more recyclable, then discover I’ve acquired plastic wrapped produce at the farmer’s market. I wash plastic bags only to discover the only way this reduces my accumulation of new ones is cutting out deliberate purchase of ziplocs. Half of what I buy still comes plastic wrapped!
I’ve succeeded in replacing evil, micro-plastic producing laundry packets with Tru Earth laundry strips. But still can’t find plastic-free shampoo and conditioner solutions online or in my home town!
Which reminds me, here’s a tip regarding eyeglass cleaning fluid: check your friendly optical store to see if they will refill your plastic (usually, let’s face it) spray bottle instead of getting another one. Just discovered yesterday that Gurney’s House of Vision in Prince George, B.C., will do this!
Me +1, plastic guilt -1