I don't really have any improvements that I made this week. In fact, I've had quite a trash-producing week. Ground turkey and fish at the farmer's market both came packaged in plastic. I went out to eat with other grad students on Tuesday, but we went to a street fair so it was all disposable. I bought yogurt yesterday, because I needed some kind of protein for lunch, but yogurt cups aren't recyclable in NYC so I'm either going to have to throw it out or wash it and take it to my parents' house at some time in the future.
I suppose I'm going to have to find a balance, at least right now. I definitely need to improve my planning skills about when to shop and to make sure that I have enough food at the right times. Nutrition and money may require me to purchase some food that comes with packaging. I don't want to give up on lunch with other grad students, because I like hanging out with them and I don't want to be unsocial, but it costs more money and produces more trash. It's a little frustrating because I feel like I'm compromising...and I am compromising, but it seems like it may be necessary right now.