Day 4 would have been a zero plastic day if I didn’t have to leave my house. We attended a fundraiser for my son’s school, and the cups and utensils were plastic. Big sigh. I talked about it with a friend there, and she pointed out that the alternative, bringing your own cups and utensils everywhere, would be judged harshly.

“You could do it,” she said, “but you would look like the crazy person who brings their own fork and cup everywhere you go.”

I don’t care much about being judged. The real problem is that it’s a hassle. Bringing it is the easy part. Cleaning…