In their continuing efforts to battle the ever growing mounds of garbage polluting our oceans and coastlines, Surfrider Foundation joined forces with Saatchi & Saatchi LA to sponsor the aptly titled Catch of the Day guerrilla ad campaign. Trash was collected from beaches across the US, then sorted, packaged like seafood, and strategically placed around local farmers’ markets. Directly targeting seafood consumers, this creative campaign draws attention to the gross debris littering our oceans and highlights how this pollution affects the consumer directly through the food they eat. Even if you’re not partial to seafood, its hard to miss the message!
As I gaze upon my own garbage, I find that our bugaboo is (Surpise!) plastic and other such nonbiodegradable stuff. Behold, our kitchen wastebasket yesterday:
See that Styrofoam clamshell? We have been guilty of throwing away an astonishing number of those. Since the boys left home and we have become empty nesters, we tend to eat out more. And we tend not to clean our plates like we used to (that's A Good Thing), so we tend to have at least one of these take-home containers in the fridge at any given time.
How to change this? Well, we could share an entree and save money in the process, but that would mean we would have to agree on what to order. Hmmm. I'll work on that. In the meantime, Tupperware to the rescue!
Behold! I find that I have only one lid for the two plates; will have to be ingenious to solve that.
So these two plates and lid are now in my (massive) tote bag so that we will always have them with us.
One little trash problem reduced and, I hope, eliminated.