Your reusable cup or cotton grocery bags won’t save the environment but it communicates to the world outside of yours that it matters to other people. Not everyone will get it and jump on the same boat, but that’s okay because your mission and values are different from theirs.
As an individual that is part of a larger society, there are more impactful possibilities to sift through and go about this. For example, design ideas for systems that reduce wastage, create petitions to ban single-use coffee cups in large chainstores, document your thoughts and dreams and share them with your network.
There’s always a million different ways to solve a problem, and you could be the one to take charge and spark new changes.