Sunday, October 16, 2011

Big Bang Sustainability?

I love The Big Bang Theory and think it's hands-down the funniest show on television, but there's one thing about it that puzzles and bothers me.

The characters frequently use plastic water bottles and other consumables (paper cups, take-out cartons, etc).

Given the intelligence of the main characters (Penny gets a pass) and their affiliations with the sciences, you would think at least one of them would have enough conviction about climate change and sustainability to try out a metal water bottle, order from restaurants with less packaging (and no styrofoam), and maybe even experiment with composting.

I understand the show is a comedy and is not pursuing a cause or seeking to change the world. But Leonard, Sheldon, Howard, and Raj are scientists and uber nerds and the show does a fabulous job showing all the painful and obsessive details -- you just expect reusability and recycling to come up more than it does.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:08 PM

    We mentioned this post in our blog about sustainability on television. Check it out!