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The sad lives of plastic cutlery

Yesterday’s Landfill Lunch post about disposable packaging in the take-away food industry reminded me of this clever poster which articulates the backwards thinking of our throw-away society. When you think about all the resources and effort that goes into creating our ‘disposable’ goods it becomes clear that zero waste really is just common sense with a catchy name.

Well when you put it that way…

If you find that one a little too accusatory, the Ontario Ministry for the Environment has a more neutral and child-friendly poster about the life of a plastic fork which is available as a downloadable PDF here.

Who could trash a face like that?!


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