When You Use A Plastic Spoon, Remember This [Pic]

Submitted by: hovalady411 6 years ago in Misc

And now you feel a little more guilty than you did a few seconds ago.
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Male 1,461
If I get a plastic spoon from, say, a Wendy`s, I usually keep it for quite a while. I just stick it in my work cooler. I do this with plastic forks too. Then I always have them there if I need them for my lunch.
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Male 371

Let`s just ask Jim Fixx how his healthy lifestyle is working out for him.
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Male 495
You`re saying it`s easier to wash and prepare 100 tablespoons that cost $10 for a set of four than a baggy of plastic spoons that cost like $6 for a set of 200.
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Male 14,331
@missPWNAGE

PFFFFTT please the jokes on you our cancer is certified organic. Wow though I don`t have to quit smoking now just make sure the tobaccos organic no chance of cancer!!!!!!!
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Male 639
Yeah... but the sharp edges make it worth it.
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Female 298
"Hippy Crap"

...that`s what every other comment reads... wasteful, irresposible, selfish twats is what i translate from your comments...

and what`s so bad about being a hippy anyway? i`ll be living happily, while the rest of you mouth-breathers continue to pay to eat mutated processed "food" with your plastic spoons and get cancer. :D
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Male 559
trolls these days
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Male 64
I dislike inaccuracy. None of the chemicals you mentioned are from waste products in oil, all were designed by chemists for a purpose from a starting reagent.
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Male 64
CrakrJak: Polymers, as I`m sure you know are long chains of repeating units of a monomer. Most are synthesised from a useful fraction of crude oil, however there are polymers made from other elements, not just a backbone of carbon.

Naphthalene was first synthesized from a substance found with coal in about 1930. Most Naphthalene is now synthesised from other substances, including alcohols and benzene. Naphthalene is also found as a fraction of crude but is far from a waste product.

Melamine is not found or produced from oil, it is a ring of Nitrogen and carbon with amine (one nitrogen two hydrogen) groups at each carbon. It is synthesised from Calcium Cyanide.

Phthalate isn`t even a chemical, perhaps the chemical group of phthalates is what is meant? Phthalates are produced from a useful fraction of crude oil. Using this fraction, the Phthalates are synthesised and were designed to be used as plasticisers.

Apologies this is so long, I dislike inaccur
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Male 2,419
@madest
100 washes requires the infrastructure to deliver 100 washes of water to your house
that`s a lot of effort too
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Male 14,331
@madest
Yes I realize that but in reality you could make something almost exatly like this for metal silverware making it hypocritical. Thereby hippy s**t.
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Male 3,076
@handys003
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Male 7,378
And you can get about 100 washes out of one bottle McGovern. Does one really need to be a hippy to realize we are a wasteful society?
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Male 14,331
This hippy crap also neglects the fact that regular cutlery is washed with dish soap or dishwasher detergent which is packaged in PLASTIC.
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Male 555
BRKNVLTR: Aluminum foil pans...
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Female 400
@Justin9235
Same effort initially, but of course you don`t dispose of a metal spoon after one use, do you? :P
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Female 400
What a kindly old fart you are, BRKNVLTR.
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Male 377
I use paper plates, plastic ware and have done so for 20 years. Guess what? I could give a rats ass about oil this and damage the Earth that. Now if only they made disposable pot ans pans!
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Male 261
i brought a pack of saltines at the grocery store what I did not know they were made in the philipines it`s half of the f**king world for saltines.we should all buy local and not buy premade things and useless stuff like this
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Male 1,249
i have been reusing a single plastic spoon for months, just lost the real ones somehow
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Male 226
Too bad plastic spoons are generally used for parties when there are more people than metal spoons (I only have 3 spoons).
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Male 260
yes, i am American
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Male 106
nope. still feel the same
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Female 77
Only use them while camping. Just so much easier!
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Male 260
They forgot to mention the effort put in working to pay for the spoons. I personally spend about 10 to 15 percent of my income on cutlery, although I do consider the metal type to be disposable as well.
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Male 2,591
in your county jail they`re washing and re-using plastic sporks all day long
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Male 2,402
Ever tried these?



Here is the hillbilly version for all the uncoordinated goofs out there.





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Male 719
If you`re going to wash your plastic spoons, then why don`t you just use metal ones?
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Male 2,516
I wash them too
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Female 68
Hippy bullpoo
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Male 2,085
I always take my good silver when I go camping. fail
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Male 1,582
How about the process it takes to obtain the metal to make a traditional fork, and have it manufactured.. Same amount of effort.
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Male 554
[quote]"I wash my plastic spoons. Am I the only one here that does that?"

No.[/quote]

i wash my plastic spoons too
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Male 2,402
Should have put all plastic knives and forks and plates and cups as well. What a freaking waste.
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Male 176
I love it
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Male 1,587
funbunny- that`s why there is soap, to wash dishes.
smilinsam- my ex`s family would eat off paper plates at home for dinner, and use plastic silverware to eat. Too weird. My family ate dinner at home every night, and a member of the family cooked. I know that is not feasible for everyone, but you have to make the effort. It is so nice to eat at home with family, with good food.
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Male 151
Oooh. Insightful. I`m still buying them.
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Male 1,590
"I wash my plastic spoons. Am I the only one here that does that?"

No.
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Male 2,344
Cost of countless metal spoons, in the thousands, being washed and stolen every day at school > cost of plastic spoons.
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Female 174
plastic spoons come in handy for example when a stranger goes to your house and eats. Not everybody likes to share their personal utensils.
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Female 3,598
umm... who really buys plastic spoons to use at home? to go restaurants and huge events like family gatherings MAYBE we will use plastic, because who wants to wash 50 spoons?
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Female 683
PtblDuffy, I totally was..
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Female 2,761
When 70 percent of the country doesn`t cook at home and eat out all the time, how would we use washable utensils?

and yes, I made that statistic up but it`s gotta be damn close
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Male 142
I wash my plastic spoons. Am I the only one here that does that?
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Female 180
I rewash mine at least four times before throwing them away. I figured it gets harder to wash and I don`t really know how many germs or food particals actually get absorbed. I don`t know. I could just be dumb.
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Male 131
The Earth is in a state, we all need to just give up everything we own and go around naked picking fruit from the trees in the forest to survive!
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Male 17,512
bintish: The main use for oil refinement is for fuel, that is number 1, at the top of the list.

Maybe you should look up the words polymer, naphthalene, melamine, and phthalate All come from either crude oil byproducts or coal tar byproducts.

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Male 10,440
Its got the advantage that it`s light too.

Anyway, what the caption fails to mention is that we extract oil and refine it in massive quantities, all of it pretty much automated.

Damage to the environment? Minimal I say, since it`s just buried when it`s thrown out. Some damage when it`s made though, through the refining process.

Overall it`s an inefficient and wasteful item, but there are worse evils in this world. Somehow I doubt a significant part of our petroleum production goes to plastic cutlery.
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Male 40,290
vv Nice retort @GasMaskKid!
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Male 2,306
we just need to make utensils that break down in a couple of months under even the worst conditions [lack of air/light/heat]. That would be the most effective and eco-friendly thing to do.
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Female 169
What the hell? I NEVER re-wash or re-use plastic ware. I probably buy one box a month and YES...I throw the crap away after one use! The only person I know that re-washes plastic ware is my 65-year-old mother-in-law. Get over it hippies.
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Male 155
i just wash and reuse my plasticware
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Male 588
And you cant bend them either...
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Male 2,988
yes, good idea. at your next county/state fair just bring enough silverware for everyone so we don`t have to bother using plastic utensils. genious idea!

but seriously, who comes up with this crap? disposable items have a purpose and are bought for those purposes. i don`t know anyone who uses plastic spoons once at home and throws them away, going through a box of spoons every week. nobody does that. fail post is fail.
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Male 694
I don`t disagree with this post, but I bet the person who made the picture is an arrogant, pretentious jerk. Just saying.
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Male 694
It`s pretty amazing that our society has reached a point where the effort necessary to make a spoon is considered to be more effort than retrieving water through pipes connected to large reservoirs that are very expensive, wasteful, and time-consuming, then using it with soap with ingredients that come from farms, chemicals, factories, and animals, just to wash a spoon when you`re done with it.
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Female 208
I have a box of washed plastic utensils in the drawer next to my silverware. Makes sense to me :)
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Male 2,893
They still make the spoons even if you don`t use them.
F*cking `tard.
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Female 1,324
I usually wash them too hah... They`re just nice when you have a bunch of people over and not enough silverware
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Male 336
I wash my plastic utensils and use them over again. I thought everybody did...
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Male 25,417
there is no spoon!
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Male 405
....I don`t use plastic spoons. I can`t remember the last time I did.
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Male 395
What`s the big deal?

This is just a part of life in the modern, lazy world. Just like buying throw-away nappys (diapers to you yanks) is less effort that washing the damn things every day. Or using google earth instead of going to the shop and buying a map. Or ordering all your shopping online instead of going to the store. It`s no wonder everyone is becoming obese, pretty soon we will be able to do EVERYTHING without ever needing to leave the comfort of our own sofa.
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Male 606
I dont know if it is sarcasm or not?
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Female 4,359
wow, yes. It is shocking.
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Male 12,138
belunan wins
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Male 498
meh we never use plastic spoons annyway
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Male 535
in europe i barely see plastic silverware. when i was in america it was everywhere
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Male 1,557
I don`t use plastic spoons etc unless I`m somewhere where they`re provided, in which case it`s their problem not mine, I`m not carrying cutlery round with me.
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Female 673
Yes, but other people are doing the stuff to make it. I`m just buying it at the store when I need to buy food. Still less effort. :-P
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Female 535
So....
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Female 7
I agree with paddy215 ... gotta look at it in context of the situation. Plus, this is implying that the person who uses it is the one who gathered the materials to make it, and then made it. It`s kind of ridicules. lol
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Male 1,929
lol

To be fair, the statement has no point: it`s just correct. And that is amazing.
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Male 101
@AngryYouth

*Shrug* Eh, I might not always use punctuation perfectly, but the message is the same.
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Male 639
I actually wash my plastic spoons. But I`m also a broke college student.
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Male 257
like the sentiment but hate the bullpoo that always follows... on all sides.
i`m off to listen to the pixies - monkey gone to heaven .... again.
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Male 1,678
This would be relevant only if it was the person who is using teh sppon who has gone through the effort of making it. Anyway these are usually just used for packed lunches and kids parties, I have never encountered a human being who uses plastic spoons daily at home.
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Male 98
I`m off to buy a 100 count box of plastic spoons. Maybe I`ll use them to get the fire started tonight!
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Male 1,793
not me I buy them in lots of a 1000...
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Male 492
I have sudden urge to punch something.
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Male 3,842
1. I wash and reuse the plastic spoons that I send in my kid`s school lunch each morning. If he loses it at school, no harm done, but we wash and reuse them when he brings them home. How is that different from manufacturing, washing, and reusing a metal spoon?

2. Plastics are recycled. It says right on the box "Made from recycled materials"
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Male 36
we use these at work. because we don`t have a sink in here to wash spoons with.
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Female 1,095
but i`m saving water by not washing the spoons.
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Male 1,178
Yes, because smelting steel into a spoon yadayadayada is a lot easier...

I agree with the sentiment, but the thought process is bullpoo
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Male 32
STOP Big plastic spoon, they`re killing us all... Think about the resources it took for 5000 people to view this post
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Male 734
@Dhharrgoww Learn how to use punctuation appropriately, Hippy!
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Male 1,505
"Everytime you wipe your ass you`re also helping kill trees!!! So why don`t you try a pine cone?"

I stopped killing trees when I switched to steel wool and, 7 years later, I`m still using the same frayed piece. I rinse it with Clorox, which burns a little, but the pain is worth it since I no longer have to pay for professional anal bleaching.
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Female 474
haha i love how the censors change c*nt to mean person XD
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Male 101
Yup, Omphalskept is right. Either way, we`re impacting the earth. We simply can`t live on it without impacting it in some way, and, given the society we`re all used to living in, it`s pretty much impossible that we could ever not impact the earth in some negative way. What we can do is try to impact it more sustainably--people might yell "hippy" or "liberal" or whatever they want, but let`s get real; we can`t afford to unsustainably deplete the Earth of its resources. It isn`t feasible in the long run.
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Male 552
Omphaloskept makes a valid point. But then again this whole post was splitting mean person hairs to begin with.
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Male 315
Hah, still don`t feel guilty. In fact, I think I will use an extra plastic spoon at lunch today.
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Female 1,435
we have a box of these at work that ppl use when making their coffees and teas. such a waste of money
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Male 201
@McGovern1981
"Everytime you wipe your ass you`re also helping kill trees!!! So why don`t you try a pine cone?"

Because, trees, unlike the oil, are renewable resources.
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Female 2,509
@ Omphaloskept

right there with ya! pick your poison...
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Male 1,010
Think about porno movies. "It`s pretty amazing, that our society has reached the point that the effort necesarry for someone to get up at 12:00, drive to a studio, and take it up the A55 for half an hour is to be concidered to be less effort that for you to just sit still, and use your imagination.."

Hippie bonus: It`s pretty amazing that you`d rather kill a tree using clenex, than to "recycle" your own sperm...(yikes haha)
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Male 181
Why point out the oil, shipping, manufacturing, etc. and then say, "just wash?" Why don`t we have to drill to an underground aquifer, lay miles and miles of pipe, dig a reservoir, create enough pressure for every house and apartment in the city to have running, filtered water, make soap (which I`m sure is itself a complicated process that, despite repeated viewings of Fight Club I really don`t understand), make plastic bottles for the soap, forge (or stamp -- whatever) flatware, create a distribution network to sell spoons, soap, faucets, and sponges, etc.

Or you could just eat with your fingers...
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Female 2,674
We use plastic spoons (in addition to metal spoons), but we also reuse them until they break. They`re cheaper than buying tons of metal spoons and we reuse them anyway.
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Male 39,538

Plastic spoon? I also want my food in plastic wrappers and lots of plastic bags to carry it all in.

If you`re gonna polute, do it right!
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Male 141
All the spoons in my house are made of stainless steel.
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Male 14,331



Everytime you wipe your ass you`re also helping kill trees!!! So why don`t you try a pine cone?
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Male 64
"Plastics are made from the leftovers `by-products` of refining oil into fuels. It`s better to use those by-products in a useful way, and provide people jobs in the process, than let them go to waste."

Someone really doesn`t know much about chemistry. Polymer production of plastics and the use of plasticisers is nothing to do with left overs. The very idea that someone believes this is worrying
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Male 10,338
Alpensepp wins.
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Male 2,551
I dont normally use plastic spoons unless I`m at work, and even then I`ll only have it when eating yogurt, and that`s only because I dont have any small metal spoons that are that small.
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Male 51
why are you still talking about this? alpensepp just single handedly ended this conversation
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Male 2,855
But they say water is our most precious resource, so i will buy that spoon and throw it away when im done thank you very much
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Male 10,338
We wash disposable spoons at my house.
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Female 3,562
Well it`s cheaper than giving away steel spoons to customers in their cups of soup. You could avoid the whole problem by not giving away free spoons at all.
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Male 7,812
no, its just odd to take a metal spoon on a picnic.
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Male 17,512
Plastics are made from the leftovers `by-products` of refining oil into fuels. It`s better to use those by-products in a useful way, and provide people jobs in the process, than let them go to waste.

Yes, It is always better to use a durable item and clean it then a throw-away product, but who the heck keeps a spoon on their person or in the car all the time ?
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Male 931
Nope. I wash my spoons, you zealous turd.
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Male 1,364
mining ore is no less effort.
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Male 2,690
Not feeling guilty, and don`t use plastic spoons unless theyre given to me.
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Female 63
I only use plastic spoons/etc for picnics. Or at fast food places when they give them to you with a meal.
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Male 6,694
Wash your forks and spoons.
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Male 616
Are you implying that everyone should carry a spoon at all times? Maybe we should also carry steel pots and tin cups. That would certainly make air travel more interesting.
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Male 388
>:(
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Female 737
This is what I`ve been saying! I keep telling my parents its a waste, but they really rather not wash dishes. Lazy bastards.
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Male 15,510
Well you know what they say about the nonexistence of the Spoon
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Male 2,049
There is no spoon.
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Male 648
and rarely do those plastic spoons get recycled.
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Female 1,262
Link: When You Use A Plastic Spoon, Remember This [Pic] [Rate Link] - And now you feel a little more guilty than you did a few seconds ago.
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