H.G. Watson is a freelance journalist based in Toronto, Ontario. She's worked as an assistant editor at TVO.org; the managing editor of J-Source, the Canadian Journalism Project; a news reporter at Daily Xtra; a labour reporter at rabble; and the founding editor-in-chief of The Community Edition. She is extremely online — there is no known cure.
Buying a sturdy plastic to-go tumbler is an appealing way to feel like you are doing something proactive in the battle against climate change and plastic waste — but there might be better ways to help.