your own bowl, bring your own spoon
it's just one meal, just one cup
go to eat sushi and I get wooden chopsticks. I go to a coffee
shop and I get a take away cup made of plastic, or paper.
because I want to eat a meal, drink a coffee, a plastic
cup is produced, just for that one single use. Oil that took
millions of years to produce, from trees that lived millions
of years ago, is used to produce that one cup, that I use for 10minutes.
Then it sits in a landfill for years, and pollutes the soil.
All this just becaus I want a drink ? The company to make some
does not seem a good idea to me. When I leave this planet it should
be in a better state because I was here, I want to tread lightly, leave
behind something positive, use and destroy only what is truly required
for life and love.
time to carry my own bowl, to bring my own plates, cups
and spoon ?
can hear already the cries that it is not hygienic, that there
are problems. Yes there will be some problems, and there will
be some illness. There is an industry that will lose money producing
one-use cups, plates spoons and knives and forks.
that reason enough to keep on polluting the environment ? is
it enough to keep on generating huge amounts of rubbish ?
best answer is by doing something about it on an individual
level. Perhaps by just carrying your own cup, plate,
spoon, refuse to use throw-away cups and plates and knives and
can argue about it for a long time, but the simple answer for
me is: just carry my own reusable implements. Just do it and start
the trend. one by one.. by one .... by one...
Burma/Myanmar, is a so called 'poor' country, (but rich in things we have long lost) it's supposed to be 'dirty'. But I found that most restaurants have handwash basins. People all wash their hands. It works, very well. There is little throw-away
waste from eating just one meal. - Feb 6th, 2004.
The problem was created one by one
The solution has to come one by one.
last update on:
31 March, 2008
© 2003 heiko