We don’t have much reason to visit your shopping centre, especially now that Borders is no more.
However, today I was up there to get a Medicare rebate, and to save myself another stop on the way home I had lunch in the food court.
Not bad, actually. Well, passable anyway. Noodles, beef curry, five-spice calamari for under $10.
Like the many other hundreds of hungry shoppers, I ate using plastic, disposable cutlery from a plastic, disposable plate.
The more I thought about it, the more depressed I became.
Depressed thinking about the no-doubt thousands of meals served at your two food courts every day. Seven days a week. Year after year after year.
I have no objection to your establishment being a high altar of consumerism. I can and do go there myself.
But the disposable plastic ware that comes with your food delivery is a waste of epic proportions.
Frankly, it’s disgusting.
And even if it is all legal and proper, truth is it is morally wrong.
Is there not a better way?
Can your management, parent company, whoever not think of the bigger picture and be a better community citizen?
Whatever pain, financial or otherwise, that is endured while fixing this ridiculous situation will – in the end – more than repay itself in terms of goodwill and the ability to say: “It was hard – but we did the right thing.”
Cheers, Kenny Weir, Consider The Sauce