Sunday, July 15, 2012

Picnic Series-The Last Leg, Installation 6

Post By: Guest Blogger, Kiersten Washle

          Who likes doing dishes? A show of hands? Though I cannot actually see you, reader, I am 99% positive you are not sitting at your computer raising your hand. I have literally only met two people in my life who like to do dishes, point being, when it comes to parties, no one volunteers to use their personal   cutlery and dinnerware. Why? Because no one in their right mind wants to throw a party, cook food and clean house in preparation for guests only to have to wash all those dishes as soon as the guests leave. Dishes for 20 could take more time than most are willing to spend. Thank goodness we live in a modern society, right? There is this fantastic new invention called disposable plastic ware! Go ahead, "oooh" and "ahhh", take it in. Now stop. I hope it was clear that the three previous statements were meant to be delivered with the utmost sarcasm.
         Of the aforementioned facts, a few of them do ring true- 1. No one enjoys dish washing, 2. We live in a modern society with lots of convenient tools available, 3. Plastic-ware does exist.
         Really though, it is time to get with the program, there is a way to avoid dishes without utilizing plastic whose destiny is to end up on a landfill. Your items need not be plastic, there is yet another option.  Along with the advent of plastic dining ware came another, a dining ware that was biodegradable. This is clearly the better option; it is readily available online and is about as inexpensive as the other options. Few people are aware of the the fact that biodegradable forks, knives, spoons and plates, bowls, and even cups are all out on the market. With either product, you can still escape the monotony of dish washing...
         This is the last segment about picnicking so we just thought we would end by reminding you that there are environmental options out there for almost everything you do. Please go out and enjoy your summer but do not forget that your choices have long term effect, making the environmentally friendly choice is not only good for you, it is good for the generations to come.

Here are links to websites where the products mentioned above are available:

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