It’s probably unfair to single out Yoplait, since every single serving of yogurt comes in a plastic container that could get lodged on a small animal’s head. But watch this, and you may never buy Yoplait again.
It’s a police-cam video that could be heartwarming — policeman saves cute skunk from agonizing death! — but for the fact that you just know if it happened to this little guy on a city street, it’s happening to hundreds of others out of sight who won’t be rescued.
That cuts a dozen w’s off my awwwww.
I wrote about this, and other environmental atrocities, in a column you can find here. Yup, you can be a conservative and still hate plastic and what it’s doing to the planet.
Here’s a Facebook page about the Yoplait cups, and here’s a petition asking for a redesign.
Here’s the sly, smart video about the majestic plastic bag’s inspiring journey to the sea. (“Our bag manages to escape the Yorkie’s talons!”)
Check your toothpaste for the microscrubbers. Mine had them, as did some of my daughter’s exfoliating cleansers. With all the natural grainy stuff available out there – sugar, ground nuts, cornmeal, grits for that matter — I still can’t wrap my mind around some capitalist deviant thinking, “Hey! Here’s a great idea! Let’s put tiny bits of plastic in our children’s toothpaste!”
So slash through your yogurt cups before you put them in the trash, please. And because you can’t take the South out of the girl, here’s the greatest homemade scrub ever: grits and honey.