An e-mail forward on plastic cutlery has been floating around for a while – so I thought I would revise it slightly and post it here:
It’s pretty amazing that our society has reached a point where the effort necessary to extract oil from the ground, ship it to a refinery, turn it into plastic, shape it appropriately, truck it to a store, buy it, bring it home, use it, throw it out, ship it to a landfill…
…is considered to be less effort than what it takes to just wash the spoon when you are done with it.
Plastic cutlery and disposable dishes are about as low as our society can get in terms of laziness, thoughtlessness, and complete disregard for future generations.
Use your brain, wash your spoon.
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