In 1989 when I first learned about the catastrophes we've created throughout the planet, and the amount of garbage which covers every surface of this earth, I decided to take responsibility, make less garbage myself and remove single use items from my life. Of course, we all go to parties, restaurants, etc. and end up using these items. But you don't have to reach my crazy level of obsessive conduct. Try a little at first, and you'll see how easy it is to do more!