You're standing in line for lunch when suddenly, you remember: You forgot your bamboo set of utensils at home so you're going to have to forgo your plastic-free values for the day. If only you had been prepared.
As so many of us prepare to head to Denver next week for Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, keep one of the big, industry-wide initiatives, the Plastic Impact Alliance, front of mind as you pack your roller bag.
Pro tip: Build yourself a "trade show kit" from the stuff you surely have at home, so you can be more mindful of everything you put in the trash during the show. Here's a rundown of what's on our packing lists.