Why bother? What can one person’s actions do? How can I make a difference, good or bad? Ultimately recycling more or increasing recycle opportunities will not solve our current trajectory on the consumption frenzy and epic waste-making piling higher, even as I type. It is the greater and more demanding effort of behavior change that is called for. As consumers, when we refuse plastics, especially single-use convenient cups and containers in the first place, that’s where we can make a dent!