That tweet about the guy who photographs branded rubbish and tags the companies on social media is getting a surprising amount of criticism in my TL.

Apparently the buyers of takeaway coffees are all-powerful and must just be CHOOSING to have a plastic, non-recyclable, non-biodegradable cup for every drink. They're also choosing to have no recycling facilities for their used cups.

And it's also their fault for littering...because if you throw an item in the designated bin it just disappears from the Earth forever, problem solved!

But the huge food outlets who buy the plastic cups in the first place are blameless because they don't make them, they just buy them! So we should go after the manufacturers!

But also we should just do nothing, because "everybody" already knows about plastic waste and the problem hasn't been solved already, therefore any attempt to make anyone take any responsibility is useless.

Wow. Just wow.

@Absolutely_Blakely Yeah. This guy is spending his free time trying to hold companies to account for their choices and other people are spending their free time defending the status quo. Do they think Starbucks/Subway/McDonalds are powerless and need an advocate?

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Yes.

Fuckin, I grew up thinking the "console wars" were a serious and real thing, and that if I didn't religiously buy nintendo games, Nintendo would crumble into the sea.

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