My company put a box of Starburst on my desk after work hours as a reward for hard work. How did they know sugar and chewiness are my favorite combinations of candy indulgence. I had a moment of weakness as I caved and ate all of my Starburst in one sitting. Now, I am left with this mountain of trash that is mostly plastic.
It was packaged in a box, then in a bag, then each candy individually wrapped. It is going to be sent to the landfill (minus the box because that’s recyclable) and just sit there amongst the rest of the trash that will just be there forever. I would have been happy to decline; but I wasn’t given the opportunity.
I am not happy that I did this. If I didn’t eat this treat, someone else will. However, now I know how I feel when I encounter a craving that will leave me with this much trash. I am more inclined than ever to follow a plastic and trash free life as ever.