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Plastic in Paradise

Posted By Beth Terry On January 21, 2008 @ 2:10 pm In Litter,travel and transportation | 10 Comments

Paradise…


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Paradise…


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Yep, even I ended up using plastic in paradise. I tried so hard all day to avoid it. My folks are fast food people, and on a road trip, McDonald’s is the “restaurant” of choice. I filled up my Klean Kanteen with water all day. I avoided plastic straws and cups and wrappers at every stop. Finally towards the end of a day of beautiful views and picking up garbage, I caved in and ordered a sundae at McDonald’s. I thought I was safe. After all, I had my reusable travel utensils, so I wouldn’t need a plastic spoon.

Duh! McDonald’s sundaes come in a plastic cup with a plastic lid. And it’s not like this is a new phenomenom. They’ve been sold this way from the very beginning, late 70′s? Early 80′s? Certainly since I had my very first job at McDonald’s in 1982. This is called a brain freeze, and it sometimes occurs after a long day of dealing with contradictions. My dad took the photo. I think he might have actually been a little sympathetic.

More on the trip and the weekly tally in a few days. I meant to bring my week’s plastic with me but forgot it at the last minute. Gotta go now. The beach is calling.
 


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