WALSH HALL — In the past few years, the student-led organization Ecopledge has completed a variety of modest improvements to work toward making Boston College a more sustainable campus and Boston College’s instagram more greenwashed. Waste reduction efforts have given students the opportunity to throw their plastic forks in three separate holes instead of one, and green hard plastic shells can now be purchased for a modest $73 in place of washable plates or compostable boxes. One point of inconsistency, student Dou Shibag (CSOM ’24) contacted the Classic to expose, is the exception Ecopledge members make for the most wasteful of all single use items: condoms.
“I just think it’s really hypocritical,” Shibag said. “You ever seen those photos of plastic straws in turtles’ noses? Imagine that, but like, a condom on their head. Suffocating. It’s so fucked up, and it definitely just doesn’t feel as good as swimming around normally.”
After securing a plastic grocery bag over his head for demonstrative purposes, Shibag claimed that “his friend” told him that the IUD insertion process “doesn’t even hurt that bad” and is “covered by insurance in most northern states.”
Members of Ecopledge declined to comment.
At press time, Shibag was spotted handing flyers outside of Mac with information on the long decomposition time of latex.
Editor’s note: Student Organization “Network of Enlightened Women” expressed steadfast support for Shibag’s sustainability efforts following the publication of this article