His job was to peel mandarins
And then put it in a plastic container
His wife said: That’s what the people want
Put it on Convenience, Healthy & Green!
The lust for plastic can hardly be stopped
She continued, it’s in our blood
That last one turns out to be true
but more literally than she had suspected…
Also read: Our blood is full of plastic crumbs. What are the risks of that?
Every week writes Marlies ter Voorde a poem accompanying the science news. She works as an editor for the monthly magazine De Ingenieur and as a freelance science journalist.