Gomez (imgomez) wrote in thrifty_green,
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Haunted by thousands of dead plastic spoons ...

About two years ago, I was just about to drop my plastic coffee spoon in the waste basket when I stopped and thought about how many perfectly good spoons I throw away. So I saved it. I tuck it into a rubber band around my travel mug.

I estimate that I use it about 3 times per day, 15 times per week, around 750 per year. That's 1,500 plastic spoons saved since I started. And since I now have my own silverware, plate and cloth napkin at work, I have eliminated plastic forks, knives and paper napkins that I would have used at meetings and parties.

What little things do you do that add up (and maybe even inspire others)?

I think it would be a good idea to invent a travel mug designed to hold a companion spoon - like those canisters that come with their own scoop on the side.
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