With Halloween only a week away, the holiday season is officially here. Before you know it, you’ll be planning the thanksgiving feast you’re cooking for your nearest and dearest and fielding hundreds of Christmas party invitations. After that is New Year’s.
A whole lot of parties, a whole lot of plastic cutlery.
Cutlery? Not exactly what you’re focused on this time of year, but when you consider all the events on all the calendars around the world and all the guests that will probably nosh on various holiday goodies (a party without food is not a party worth attending), it adds up to a lot of disposable silverware. The plastic kind, while convenient – you buy it, use it, then throw it away – is disastrous for our planet. Once it goes into the earth in the form of a landfill, it stays there for hundreds of years.