The First Day of Spring

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The first day of Spring has sprung! It has been a beautiful day in Duluth. We reached 50 degrees and there wasn’t a single cloud in the sky. It was the perfect day to pick up some trash along Lake Superior.IMG_3429

During my clean up today, I found everything from plastic water bottles, to popped balloons and even single-use floss sticks (which are so wasteful! They use a ton of unneeded plastic and I found two of them!).When you go out on a day like today, it really opens your eyes as to how much plastic is not discarded properly. Now that all of the snow is melting, there is a lot of garbage that is currently being uncovered. All of the trash and plastic I picked up had the potential of being blown into the lake. In fact, I chased an airhead wrapper until it blew straight off of a cliff and into the water below.

Spring is the perfect time of year to do a little extra when it comes to trash. If you can’t seem to find the time to go out and do a clean up there are many other options. One great thing to do, is to look at ways you can minimize your use of single-use plastic. You can invest in reusable grocery totes if you do not currently use them. If you find that a lot of your plastic comes from personal products, try making your own! A lot of the ingredients can be purchased in bulk at your local co-op and stored in reusable glass jars.

Spring cleaning doesn’t always have to be about scrubbing floors. Spring cleaning can mean pledging to live a cleaner lifestyle with less plastic as well!

The MiNNBOX Team