I've tried hard to avoid it, but with a $50 Amazon gift card burning a hole in my pocket, I finally ordered some long-standing wishlist items. My only regret is the huge amount of plastic they came packaged with. A better alternative would be to order from Life Without Plastic, or a more environmentally-minded retailer than Amazon.
Anyway, my new purchases include stainless steel straws, a Klean Kanteen Reflect water bottle with literally no plastic parts (amazing!), and a set of bamboo utensils. I plan to keep the straws and utensils in my purse. I've been using my tiffin almost daily since I got it almost a year ago, and found it's made a huge difference in the amount of single-use plastics I consume. Hopefully these new items will help keep me on the right track, especially when I'm out and about.
Do you have any favorite "eco" products? Guilty new purchases? Leave a comment and let me know!