Last month I wrote this post lamenting the decidedly un-compact-y nature of plastic shower curtains, and asking for reader suggestions on what to do since we needed a new one. I’m happy to report I received a plethora of fantastic ideas from my ever-brilliant and creative readers. If you missed that post and you’d like to give up plastic shower curtains for a more eco-friendly option, I encourage you to check out the comments section.
As it happens, a generous reader offered to send me a shower curtain she had recently bought at a garage sale and I took her up on it! Not only do I love our new shower curtain, it is Triple Compact-y. First, it was a gift so I paid nothing for it (frugal AND compact-y!). Second, it’s the hotel-type curtain many readers recommended, so no more plastic to get ratty and be sent to the landfill. And finally, the reader that sent it to me had bought it at a garage sale for just 50 cents, so technically she bought it secondhand. And now we’re enjoying a beautiful new shower curtain that can be laundered whenever necessary and doesn’t collect mildew as it ages.
I couldn’t be happier. Thanks Hilda, for your kindness, and thanks readers, for your earth-friendly suggestions. I see no need to ever use plastic shower curtains again. There are all kinds of other alternatives in addition to the washable polyester variety used in many hotels, including hemp and recycled polyester.
Have you given up plastic shower curtains? Are there other plastic items we all could be giving up? Please share in the Comments section.