France Ask People to Fork it Over.

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  1. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    This article explains France's ban on plastic forks / cutlery / crockery (I'm assuming cups). Do you believe it's more government overreach or is it needed ?
     
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    their country/their problem , per article
    hard to say what the impact will be
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    It seems similar to the ethanol debate in our country. Maybe there should be some more studies on the regulations to determine their actual affect before they are implemented.

    I'm happy that they are implementing it in France though. We will be able to see the effect of it before it is proposed here.
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    If spooning becomes illegal only out outlaws will spoon.
     
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    Titanium spork!
     
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    They got them well now a spoon is on one end a fork on the other.
     
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    Eating pizza barehanded the way you're supposed to, sounds right to me.
     
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    i thought eating pizza with a knife and fork was so stupid until i tried it once and it was glorious. i don't really do it anymore since I usually eat pizza hanging out with people and no time for knife and forks then, but if i ever order pizza at home i definitely will.
     
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    I didn't think it would be this easy to out anyone here about how they privately eat pizza.. :p
     
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    why whats the big deal with it
     
  14. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Did you miss the :p ??

    There's nothing wrong, unless someone manages to snap a photo and sell it to the tabloids.. even then it's not wrong, just hilarious. Eating pizza w/ fork and knife is like eating grapes with a spoon. Stuff was made for attacking with bare hands (in my practiced opinion of course)
     
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    oh no i know you're joking but i guess i meant generally why is there such a big stigma. its like guys peeing sitting down. i pee standing up and sitting down depending on what i feel like at the time...never understaood the bias towards guys sitting and peeing. i suspect, however, this is beyond your area of expertise
     
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    On peeing: LOL... your suspicions are entirely correct, so far!

    On pizza: who knows and maybe it's more of an urban thing anyway. I mean at least in the city they hand you the slice on a paper plate or a paper wrapper and THAT'S IT, then... that's it. And if they bring you a pie they cut it and plunk it down and walk away and there's just hot pepper flake and napkins on the table At home I guess anything would go, why not.

    But you know, keep the curtains drawn if you use cutlery... I'd draw the curtains if I peed standing up.
     
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    It wouldn't be quite so nutty if France had specified that only biologically degradable cutlery could be used if it's to be disposable. The pacakging lobby is correct in objecting that how the law's written now may actually make things worse if people start thinking the new stuff is degradable rather than just sourced from renewable materials.
     
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    Ah nuts. I eat salads* for dinner (trying not to die young), but now I have a craving for Domino's. Curse you.

    *with a fork, no less
     
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    I like stuffing my face with pizza.

    Although grapes with spoons..that's more horrifying honestly.
     
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    I think you might have just qualified for the TMI award :).
     
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    I will use a knife/fork if the pizza is 1) too hot, or 2) has not "set" so that it is just a mess of sauce and cheese.

    And I will admit to the occasional sitting to pee if I have had too much to drink in the evening (water, CF soda etc.) and need to get up in the middle of the night. I'm usually too tired to stand.
     
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    That's no excuse for peeing like a girl.
     
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    That's horrifying, but then the law is poorly written. According to the article, this law requires that plastic utensils be made from a biological source. Plastics made from a biological source (bioplastics) and plastics that can decompose quickly (biodegradable) are two different things.

    Basically, many biodegradable plastics are also bioplastics, but not all bioplastics are biodegradable.
     

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