Dave Duncan

"Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway"

Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag

Now that Indiana Jones has jumped the shark (or nuked the fridge, as it’s now being called, thanks to him), I’ve been on the search for a new hero; someone who can inspire me to great things and who is full of pithy sayings.  Well, I think I may have found that new hero and her name is Christine Jeavans.

I’ve never met Christine Jeavans, and it’s unlikely I ever will, but it’s safe to say I never would have met Indiana Jones either.  The likelihood of meeting someone has nothing to do with their status as one’s hero.  I have digressed.  Christine (as I will call her from now on) is a contributor to the BBC and she has challenged herself to not consume any plastic for the entire month of August.

I don’t mean ‘consume’ as in ‘eat’.  I’m sure she won’t do that either, but she won’t buy anything that comes in plastic or is made from plastic.  She’s going to have one heck of a month!  Especially considering she has an 18-month old child who is still in diapers (or nappies as they’re called in jolly old England) and because she lives in England, which is notorious for overpacking food at the grocer’s (like individually wrapped bananas).

You can read up on her plans in her article “A Month Without Plastic” and keep up with how she’s doing by reading her blog, “Not My Bag“, which is actually a really clever title.

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