Poster of the week: Wash the damn spoon

  • Published on June 14th, 2012

From Maxistentialism: “Philosophy, design, humor, and important news about bugs.”

“It’s pretty amazing that our society has reached a point where the effort necessary to extract oil from the ground, ship it to a refinery, turn it into plastic, shape it appropriately, truck it to a store, buy it and bring it home is considered to be less effort than what it takes to just wash the spoon when you’re done with it.”


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Jeremy Bloom is the Editor of RedGreenAndBlue. He lives in New York, where he combines his passion for the environment with his passion for film, and is working on making the world a better place.


  • Well said. In addition to the hot mess it takes to manufacture plastic cutlery and the space it takes up in landfills and elsewhere, there are the aesthetic benefits of using proper tableware. I think we become coarser and meaner of spirit the more we uglify our surroundings and cheapen our tools. Yes, even down to our utensils.

    I’m so printing that poster.

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