Very recently, I conceived an idea that I think can change the world (one person at a time). Here's the idea: a spoon pocket. You're now thinking... what's that? It's very simple. What did people do before the time of plastic silverware? They carried around silverware for the times they would need it. Now I've actually been doing this for a long time. I would keep silverware in my backpack, but sometimes I would be out and about and I'd possibly end up at a food stand and need a spoon. Anyway, I've put together the most needed plastic alternatives in one easy-to-carry-around purse. In my "spoon pocket," I have metal straws (no more plastic straws getting stuck in turtle's noses!), a metal tableware set including a spoon, fork, knife and bottle opener (no more plastic tableware for me!), reusable cloth produce bags (to reduce plastic when bringing home produce at the supermarket) and even a collapsable travel cup (I have yet to see if Starbucks will make a drink for me in it to avoid plastic).
All these things fit in a small purse or small clutch and guys, it will all fit in your pockets (minus the collapsable cup). I have integrated my new plastic-be-gone items into an old purse that I stopped wearing because I never had anything to keep in it. I even have a small reusable shopping bag that I am able to clip on my bag so I never go anywhere without it! I use the bags at supermarkets... The straws when I go out to eat and even at bars I ask the bartenders to keep their plastic straws to themselves. I haven't used the cup yet, but I plan to use it soon.
I didn't think my idea was that big of a deal but friends seem to think I'm just crazy enough to possibly have a good idea. Maybe I'm just an original thinker like the kind this guy talks about in the following TED Talk. I think this guy is pretty funny and worth the watch.
If anyone doesn't know what I'm talking about when I reference the turtle with a straw in it's nose, please watch this video too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2J2qdOrW44
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