Disposable or Not?

Really nothing is truly disposable unless it is a raw material from nature that can be put back in a natural state. Take care when using things labeled “disposable.” They are really not. Use real dishes, cups, silverware and the like. Think about what you put in the garbage and where it will ultimately go. Reduce, reuse, and recycle when possible remembering that a huge amount of recyled material ultimately winds up in landfills- but that is material for another post!

There is No Such Thing as Disposable

Our discarded things go somewhere

out of sight

trucked onto sprawling piles of stinking garbage

we call landfills

leaching down into groundwater

into the tissues of living creatures

including our own

blown up into the wind

falling as litter to the sides of streets

settling into restless oceans

gobbled up by fish and seabirds

whose plastic filled bodies

wash up on the beaches

dead of starvation

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