Reusables! They are the best. Sometimes they do require an upfront investment, but over time, as you use, the costs equalize. Yes, costs. You won’t have to buy single-use disposables over and over AND the tax on the earth also lessens.
Reusables are great for:
- Camping – You can just set up a dishwashing station. More about camping here.
- Parties – Holiday parties, kid’s birthday parties, bachelorette parties, weddings. Don’t have enough of your own for the number of guests? You can buy dishes from a second-hand store, ask a friend if they have a set, or encourage your guests to bring their own. More about holidays here.
- To go containers – BYO to the restaurant and pile in your leftovers.
- Kid camps – Check out these kids below who are showing how easy it can be to use reusables.
Use and wash and reuse and wash and reuse and wash…
Below some kids demonstrate a good way to wash dishes whether or not we’re in a pandemic!
Here are some kids bringing reusables to camp, but we can also bring our own to school, work, or on the go:
A note about reusables during COVID-19 pandemic
There’s a lot of confusing and conflicting information out there about reuse during the time of COVID. But here is a fact supported by a quote from Dr. Ben Locwin, epidemiologist:
Reuseable materials do not inherently give you coronavirus.
“You can’t be innoculated by the coronavirus by just touching a surface that has it on it. It has to not only be on the surface AND viable AND in enough quantity, but then you ALSO have to bring the vector to your eyes, nose or moutn in order to introduce it.”
The likelihood of getting COVID through a reusable surface is technically equal to getting it through a single-use disposable surface and THAT likelihood is very low. We just need to make sure to wash our reusable before we reuse them and wash our hands before touching our faces.