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January 1999 Issue

Shame on You, Ziploc and Gladware

"Plastics." Even Dustin Hoffman's would-be mentor couldn't have foreseen the ubiquity of plastics today when he uttered that famous line in the 1967 film, The Graduate. He certainly would not have believed how cavalierly we throw plastics away. Neither can we. And we were horrified when we first saw ads for the new Gladware and Ziploc plastic food containers from First Brand and Johnson & Son. These companies are practically begging you to

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