There is a movement to reduce use of plastics globally.
I listened to the announcement of Starbucks stating to stop use of plastic straws by 2020 in shock.
Plastic products cannot be biodegraded; instead, it produces a harmful substance to the environment, especially for the ocean: micro plastics.
Today. I attended a small reception at the Good Design Marunouchi.
I enjoyed having a nice chat on importance of design to improve products and even society with a designer and jury for the Good Design Award.
Then I spotted a paper tong there.
I have heard and seen paper straws at Daiso (100 yen shop), but not a tong.
I was excited to see these paper tongs.
In addition to the design, we also talked about food waste.
I understand restaurants and hotels don’t want us to take away left over food.
In fact, they strictly prohibit us to do so.
The industry might have experienced customers suing them for a food poisoning.
Perhaps, dining industry can take some action by asking customers to sign on agreement before they take away food.
It is sad to know that left over food has been destroyed at the back.
Nonetheless, today, I was excited to know there is a paper tong!