1000 Flowers for the Planet - #553 Always Use Real Crockery
Food and the act of eating with other people is the epitome of human social activity. Breaking bread together is an important part of life, for some it’s even a ritual, and for others it makes the statement the “you are welcome here”. Considering the importance we attach to food and eating, isn’t is a better idea to really do it properly? So this flower suggestion is to always use real crockery, no matter what the event. The Victorians had picnics using real crockery, so can we. When you entertain at home, there really isn’t a need for paper plates – they’re for lazy people who can’t be bothered putting a few loads through their dishwasher, or (heaven forbid) washing their dishes by hand. When we use real crockery we avoid using disposable items such as plastic or paper plates, which use up valuable finite resources in their manufacture, including fuel and energy, and then they go into landfill! If it’s worth entertaining then it’s worth doing it with some style – and with some care for the planet.