The Spoon Project
Recycle, ReUse, Protect, Donate , The Spoon Project will help eliminate more plastic waste from going into the sea and saving ecosystems.
The Spoon Project allows me to carry around a beautiful spoon to eat my to-go food with, and every time I use it I’m eliminating one more plastic spoon from going into the sea.
When I was sailing in the Bahamas with my family we anchored in front of beautiful, uninhabited islands. Turquoise blue water, pure white sand warmed by the penetrating sun. Whenever we landed on a new island we hiked the shore and scoured the beach from east to west to find the perfect spot to swim.
On every single island, mixed in with the endless white sand and tiny pink shells were tons of plastic. Mostly throw away stuff; water bottles, bottle caps, nylon line, straws and plastic utensils. Even though I knew about the amount of plastic in our oceans I was not expecting to see it absolutely everywhere in paradise. I have always loved old jewelry and antique silver spoons. When I go to a yard sale or a church fair they are the first things I look for. My grandparent's generation held the silver dear to them, only taking it out on special occasions, and then passing it on to their family. Most of us don ’t know what to do with the giant boxes of inherited heirloom silver. Often these heavy boxes sit and collect dust.
From One Green Planet:
Plastic forks, knives, and spoons may be convenient, but they ’re wreaking havoc on our oceans. In fact, six million tons of non-durable plastics are discarded every year. “Non-durable” means that the plastic has a useful life of fewer than three years. Other examples of non-durable plastics include plastic packaging, trash bags, cups, and more. Where does it end up? The ocean.
A recent study found that as much as 80 percent of the trash that ends up in the oceans comes from land-based sources and nearly 90 percent of that is plastic. This totals out to 8.8 million tons of plastic that make their way from land to the water every single year. Seems like recycling may not be the answer to the non-durable recycling conundrum; rather, a major reduction of our consumption must happen … now.
What to do? Two things…
1. Donate your silver spoons, (and other cutlery), and I will put them to good use in The Spoon Project. I clean them up, package them in a cloth sleeve, and sell them one at a time.
2. Purchase your very own silver spoon!
Every time you need a spoon it’s there in the bottom of your bag or purse. You can take it anywhere, wipe it clean when you done using it, and slip it back into your bag. Simple, easy, non-polluting and life feels good when you’re eating with a silver spoon.
ALL of the profits from The Spoon Project go towards our non-profit sailing program
HEART OF THE STORM.
The Spoon Project will help eliminate more plastic waste from going into the sea.