An Aesthetic Case Against Disposables: 8 Timeless Objects Vs. Their Tacky Single-Use Alternatives (Slideshow)
After experiencing the impact of our consumer society on our environment first-hand during my recent sailing trip with the 5 Gyres project, visiting miles of ocean trash, the question hit me: Why can't we get away from our ridiculous consumption of disposable products?
Yes, it's true that sometimes we don't have a choice, but many, many times we do.
So in order to keep building the case against disposables, I thought I'd make the aesthetics point. This may sound a bit snobbish but bear with us and just think for a minute: How did they manage to sell this stuff to us? How on earth can we choose these products over the beautiful objects they replace?