Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!!

In case you are having trouble reading the text it says:  “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, and bring it home is considered to be less effort than what it takes to just wash the spoon when you’re done with it.”


This says it all much better than I can.  Seriously.  Just wash the freakin' plate and fork.  I am unfortunately, often confounded by the number of people every day that croon about their love of disposables even knowing and understanding that it is crap for the environment, but who consider their "convenience" ultimately more important.  Wow.  Amazingly enough, these are often the same people who have multiple children or grandchildren, whom they claim to love unconditionally, yet are perfectly willing to let them grow up in a nasty, dying world made that way by our waste.
And yes, I used to pour hundreds of yards of concrete or weld for 10 hours a day and when I got home and had supper I washed the freakin' dishes!  Having a rough day is not an excuse.

5 comments:

Rita said...

So true Annie. I'm glad you mentioned this. We don't need more....we need less. The poster said it all.

Pablo said...

I wash my plastic utensils.

edifice rex said...

Hey Rita! thanks! Glad you agree!

Hey Pablo! that's all good too! I have occasionally used plastic plates but I just wash and reuse too.
Well, and I make sure they are the recyclable type too.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We used to use paper plates in warmer weather and often at breakfast. Now, I haven't bought any in a couple of years and we use real plates and load the dishwasher which only has to be run once a week cause many nights we wash by hand and air dry overnight.

edifice rex said...

Hey Bea! yeah, I plan on buying a dishwasher but we have so few dishes we just hand wash for now.