Monday, May 10, 2010
JNS Calls for Compostable Cheetos Wrappers!
Post and photos by the Hawthorne Hawkman.
In anticipation of another round of trees in the Hawthorne EcoVillage Tree Nursery, I went and cleaned almost forty of the pots where the trees will go. This blog has repeatedly called for police tape to be made from biodegradable corn starch polymer. We've also celebrated the fact that cups, plates, and utensils at EcoVillage gatherings are made from compostable materials.
But the mulch and moist dirt that accumulated over the winter and spring in the tree nursery pots seems to be the natural habitat for earthworms, beetles, and 99-cent Cheetos wrappers. So, why can't we make those biodegradable as well? It's not like those things have much of a shelf life. Think of how much cleaner our neighborhood would be if the Cheetos wrappers just kind of...went away. And if we can get THAT changed, then next up: Honey Buns.