Product lifecycle: the greenest way to eat a hot dog

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Hot Dog Bun vs. Plastic Fork

Hot dogs have been getting a pretty bad rap lately for their nutritional value (or lack thereof), for being ‘unnatural’, and overall not being a very ‘green’ meal. But despite all naysayers, hot dogs are still delicious, and a favorite barbecue menu item – even for some environmentalists.

Realizing this, one of the designers over at design mind drafted an illustration showing the greenest way to eat a hot dog, when its entire lifecycle is taken into consideration. Check out the infographic below, and let us know if you agree with the “Bun vs. Plastic Fork” comparison.

Hot Dog Bun vs Fork infographic


  • Ian Andrew

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