Benefits of plastic freedom

After several years of attempting to live plastic free, here is a list of some of the benefits I have noticed:

  • Reawaken creativity.
  • Increased self-reliance.  Learned how to cook from scratch, grow food etc.
  • Health improvements.
  • Kicked make-up habit (expensive and unhealthy).  Without mascara, can rub my eyes again, whenever I want.
  • Brings value and beauty back into my life.
  • More meaningful connections in community.
  • Can smell again. Helps me avoid things that are bad for me, and go for things that are good.
  • Can taste again (related to above).  Bad food tastes bad.
  • Sense of leadership.
  • Sense of individuality.
  • Own less junk.
  • Buy less but better quality products.
  • Own nicer clothes.  Not synthetic crap.
  • Ongoing fun challenge in life.  Finding something new and plastic free is a delight.
  • Smarter- you can’t fool me!  Opened my eyes to the insane manipulation of corporations and their clever marketing.  Feel like no longer a blind pawn.
  • Relieved of the burden of waste and the ill feelings related to wasting.
  • Healthier environment inside home.
  • Enjoy using consumer power greatly.
  • Save money.
  • Healthy baby.  Better role model for baby.

Probably many more..