Recently I have become super lazy when it comes to grocery shopping. I started using the Walmart grocery pick up to save time and because I am super lazy. It has been super helpful for me to use but sometimes easy convenient things are not the best for the environment.
This pickup service is so easy to use. You use an app on your phone or do it on your computer. You can search the items you need easily and easily add them to your cart. You can even add items to your favorites so they are easier to find. Once you are ready to check out you can set a time to pick it up. They will send you a text when they are ready for you to come get it and you can check in with your location to tell them how far away you are and what color car you drive.
I really loved how easy it was to use. The only thing I wish they would do different is add options to bring reusable bags to use. Or even with the produce say which items need bags and which don't, like bananas. Side note: if you put bananas in a plastic bag I don't trust you.
This service is not a bad one, but sustainability wise it could definitely improve and hopefully Walmart will eventually take steps to make it more sustainable. I picked up at the one on Wayside Drive near UH here in Houston. The young lady who helped me both times was super sweet. Definitely recommend it if you are in a bind.
It has been a action packed few weeks for me and I have slacked on posting new content on here and I am sorry, but I am finishing up school and will hopefully be more active. Today I wanted to discuss a struggle I have and I believe many other Americans have, going plastic free.
One of the biggest things I try to reduce my consumption of is plastic. Plastic takes over 1000 years to decompose and with how much plastic we consume, it is amazing how we aren't over run by landfills.
Every time I go shopping, I buy a lot of produce. I am in college and I pretty much am busy 7 days a week so it is hard to go to farmer's markets because they don't fit my current schedule so I go to grocery stores. Between produce being put in plastic bags or having to put certain items in plastic bags like fresh broccoli or other items it is hard to avoid plastic.
I know there are fabric produce bags you can buy, but I am currently a poor college student and those just aren't in my budget at this time. I tend to beat myself up when I can't find non-plastic alternatives and have to bring home plastic, especially when it comes to cosmetics. But the truth is, ever little step we make, makes a difference.
As you venture down the path of sustainable living, know it is okay to not be perfect. It is so hard especially in America, where we use plastic for literally everything including food, pet items and beauty products, to go plastic free. But by being more aware of what you buy and buying alternative products when you can is truly making a difference! So keep it up!
My name is Mikala. I am here trying to figure out this thing called life.
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