Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Disposable


Poison
Montreal, QC, May 2008 [Click to embiggen]
About this photo: This week's Thematic Photographic theme is closeup. This picture continues our look at the macro world around us. Got a closeup perspective you'd like to share? I hope you'll pop on over here and join in the fun! Come back Wednesday evening for a new Thematic Photographic theme. The latest Caption This is here.
Your turn: Why are styrofoam cups still being made, anyway? Isn't this stuff supposed to be super-toxic?

26 comments:

Barb said...

Whenever possible I use good old-fashioned glass.

Tink *~*~* said...

I seriously need to break out the camera book and figure out how to do macros!

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

dianne - bunny trails said...

I actually got a second post done for this week's theme. You can see my little friend here.

Mojo said...

As usual Carmi, you cut right to the heart of the matter. Well done photo, and a well put message to go with it.

Barb said...

Well, I forgot that I already put a comment here, but oh well. Before the TP closeup comes to a close I have one more of a 5-legged grasshopper. Gotta loves macros! Thanks for another fun week, Carmi.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

;) Thank you for the ever sweet comments on my blog;) You are far more advanced then me on current affairs and politics;)

Though I do get riled up about things I am passionate about!

;) you are sweet and cute!

Red Lotus Mama said...

You have such a good eye. Happy WW: http://tinyurl.com/58hprv

Red Lotus Mama said...

You have such a good eye. Happy WW: http://tinyurl.com/58hprv

Vhiel said...

people are still buying and using them.. thats why companies still make them. If we unite and stop using it, i am sure there will be no more of this.. just my two cents.

baby~amore' said...

I wonder too

Ryanne said...

it seems like a lot of this world is disposable. I never would have thought to turn over a styrofoam cup and take is close up. I really need to start thinking outside the normal and ordinary!

Pamela said...

makes me think of my coffee when we go camping .. and the ashes in it.
ha

Black on Campus said...

I agree. It's hard to believe they still make these cups. Makes me want to carry my own glass or stainless steel cup.

Robin said...

Every time I have a styrofoam cup in my hand (which is rare these days, but does still occur) I have the irresistable urge to start carving patterns and initials on it with my fingernail.

Karen Putz said...

It would be nice to see that foam stuff disappear!

Phyllis Dobbs said...

I'm with you. Too much disposable going into landfills.

Newlyweds Guide Francesca said...

I've been trying to use glass or ceramic dishes to avoid creating unnecessary waste. Sometimes the old-fashioned stuff is the best stuff.

Amy said...

I totally agree. I hate it when I see Styrofoam -- we've known how bad it is all along...!

Munchkin Mommy said...

great macro shot of a poisonous subject. :D

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marcia@joyismygoal said...

I know I won't buy it and try to never use it

mamatutwo said...

Wow. A thought provoker... Love the title (and the pic).

Thanks for dropping by my blog and for your kind comments!

Channah said...

Wow! Great shot! I have no idea why styrofoam cups are still made - probably because people keep buying them, sadly.

Goddess said...

What a coincidence....my coworker scolded me JUST TODAY for heating the water for my coffee in a styrofoam cup (at least I reused the same one all the time, so I was ingesting toxins but not spoiling the environment with it) - but now I'm strictly using a spare stoneware mug from the cubby.

Missy said...

you are absolutely right! since they are still being made - why are people still buying them??

Carrie said...

Thanks for your kind words about my photography.

I cringe whenever styrofoam is my only option - especially when I have to put a hot liquid in it that's sure to soak up extra toxins. Bleh!

I don't know if I left a comment back when you did your 100 things about you post - if not, I'll take the time now to say how interesting it was to read. Maybe someday I'll do one of my own...

mom_of2boys said...

I'd like to see the styrofoam disappear!