Here's a fun plastics-related headline: the Occupy Seattle movement is banning plastic sporks (and paper plates) from their encampment's food service. The news comes from Real Change, a Seattle, Wash., organization focused on providing opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people and taking action for economic justice. Amy Roe, editor of RealChangeNews.org, reports:
They may not be clean, but they're green. Faced with criticism for alleged violence, drug use, and an insufficient political agenda, organizers of the leaderless movement known as Occupy Seattle are touting the "sustainability" of their Seattle Central Community College encampment. Residents have banned plastic cutlery and paper plates from the encampment's meal service as part of a sustainability initiative, the campers said in a statement.If they're going to be using traditonal metal forks and spoons, let's hope the encampment is clean, and not just green. No need to invite food poisoning to the Occupy movement. Too bad they couldn't have found someone willing to recycle those used sporks.