To Ziploc Or Not To Ziploc, That Is The Controversy

When Isabel Théorêt of Le Blog de NotreVie was preparing a sandwich for her 6-year-old son Felix's kindergarten class, the kid was mortified because ... she was using a Ziploc bag.

“He said, ‘No mommy, you can’t do that. Not a Ziploc,’ ” Mr. Lanciault said.

Through tears, the boy told his parents that the school had held a draw to win a stuffed teddy bear and only children who didn’t have any plastic sandwich bags could enter. The family normally uses Tupperware, but it was all in the dishwasher, and so they had packed their son’s ham sandwich in a plastic bag.

When Mr. Lanciault questioned his son’s teacher, she confirmed the school had staged the draw at a lunchtime daycare and that any student with a plastic sandwich bag was excluded. “You know Mr. Lanciault, it’s not very good for the environment,” the teacher told him. “We have to take care of the our planet and the bags do not decompose well.”

So - do you think the school is well-justified in excluding planet-destroyers Ziploc or is it yet another dogmatic indoctrination of environmental activism?

More Baby & Kid-related posts over at our NeatoBambino blog.

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Won't someone PLEASE think of the baby seals?

Excuse me. I need to go have my bowl of yogurt-covered lilypad flakes with organic sheep milk now.


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There's nothing wrong with sharing environmentalist ideas* with students. Giving them complexes about it? That's all kinds of wrong.

*"you can _______" instead of "you MUST _______"
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