Give some thought to the trash you never think about: the humble coffee stirrer you use for, like, three seconds max and casually chuck into the trash. You could use a spoon. And not lick it. And leave it for someone else to use. But that would be too icky. Though not as icky as the billions of stirrers in the oceans.
I used to draw cartoons like this for the Sierra Club. Unfortunately, today's environmental organizations don't get or understand the power of cartoons to convey these ideas. Otherwise I'd do a lot more of these.
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