Plastic Free: Considering the Future

Eleanor Roosevelt and United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Lake Success, New York, 11/1949 [Public domain], via National Archives and Records Administration

Even though my zero plastic challenge was ostensibly about sacrifice — giving up plastic — it was really about envisioning the future.

I think a lot about the future.

When I was a teenager, I read every dystopian novel I could get my hands on. This was before Hunger Games and the recent influx of YA dystopian novels. I read Aldous Huxley (including his weird novel about…