In college my roommate and I made a game of deciding if certain words were one word or two. Needless to say, we were both engineers. Now for the topic of this week’s green change: ice cream or icecream. Is that one or two words? I know Kellie, my English teacher sister, is hitting her forehead right now. Dictionary.com has both ice cream and icecream! Come on Dictionary.com, I need a clear answer! Goodsearch images say it is 2 words plus this blog is underlining icecream for spell check so I’ll go with ice cream.
Eating ice cream in cones instead of throw-away dishes will reduce the amount of waste that I produce. Therefore, I will start eating ice cream in cones. I could not find any statistics on how many ice cream dishes are thrown away annually. But, let’s estimate that everyone (one word or two?) in the US eats ice cream in a disposable dish once a year. That’s more than 300 million dishes and 300 million plastic spoons! Where do they all go? Most likely they are thrown into a landfill where they will sit for years.
As I start eating more ice cream cones, my Mom is continuing her Green Challenge by giving up plastic bags.