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Great Pacific Garbage Patch - 07-13-2018, 05:34 AM

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07-13-2018, 08:56 AM

Ban plastic straws.


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07-15-2018, 05:44 AM

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Ban plastic straws.
Starbucks Bans Plastic Straws, Winds Up Using More Plastic




... the coffee giant's new cold drink lids use more plastic than the old straw/lid combo.

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07-15-2018, 05:47 AM

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Starbucks Bans Plastic Straws, Winds Up Using More Plastic




... the coffee giant's new cold drink lids use more plastic than the old straw/lid combo.

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Not to mention the silliness of an adult using such a thing.

Are they trying to put themselves out of business?


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08-21-2018, 04:21 AM

Tiny Plastic Is Everywhere

August 21st, 2018

Via: NPR:

Plastic trash is littering the land and fouling rivers and oceans. But what we can see is only a small fraction of what’s out there.

Since modern plastic was first mass-produced, 8 billion tons have been manufactured. And when it’s thrown away, it doesn’t just disappear. Much of it crumbles into small pieces.

Scientists call the tiny pieces “microplastics” and define them as objects smaller than 5 millimeters — about the size of one of the letters on a computer keyboard. Researchers started to pay serious attention to microplastics in the environment about 15 years ago. They’re in oceans, rivers and lakes. They’re also in soil. Recent research in Germany found that fertilizer made from composted household waste contains microplastics.

And, even more concerning, microplastics are in drinking water. In beer. In sea salt. In fish and shellfish. How microplastics get into animals is something of a mystery, and Chelsea Rochman is trying to solve it.

Rochman is an ecologist at the University of Toronto. She studies how plastic works its way into the food chain, from tiny plankton to fish larvae to fish, including fish we eat.
  
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09-14-2018, 09:59 AM

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Why not start with a really useless, wasteful, and costly product.....plastic bags? Most of the shoppers in Europe already bring their own reuseable cloth shopping bags to the supermarket. Why not here in America?? Take a look at this and you'll also wonder!! Jim

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We are past the point of resource deficit.

The planet is no longer tenable for humans.

We need to vigorously use whatever resources we can to get off the planet ASAP.

Even the greatest environmental efforts will not change this matter at this point, they won't even buy us enough time to make any practical difference.

Using reusable cloth instead of plastic is at best symbolic and at worst represents ignorance or lack of awareness of reality.

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We are past the point of resource deficit.

The planet is no longer tenable for humans.

We need to vigorously use whatever resources we can to get off the planet ASAP.

Even the greatest environmental efforts will not change this matter at this point, they won't even buy us enough time to make any practical difference.

Using reusable cloth instead of plastic is at best symbolic and at worst represents ignorance or lack of awareness of reality.

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Believing that the replacement of non-recyclable plastic with a natural, environmentally friendly and degradable material would not make a meaningful difference to our environment is what really represents ignorance or lack of awareness of reality.
  
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Enjoy your plastic food... - 10-19-2018, 06:58 AM

Microplastics Found in 90 Percent of Table Salt

October 19th, 2018

Via: National Geographic:

Microplastics were found in sea salt several years ago. But how extensively plastic bits are spread throughout the most commonly used seasoning remained unclear. Now, new research shows microplastics in 90 percent of the table salt brands sampled worldwide.

Of 39 salt brands tested, 36 had microplastics in them, according to a new analysis by researchers in South Korea and Greenpeace East Asia. Using prior salt studies, this new effort is the first of its scale to look at the geographical spread of microplastics in table salt and their correlation to where plastic pollution is found in the environment.
  
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Dear journalists: whatever you do, don't ask how these glorious crusaders for the environment arrived in Davos.

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01-25-2019, 07:49 AM

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Believing that the replacement of non-recyclable plastic with a natural, environmentally friendly and degradable material would not make a meaningful difference to our environment is what really represents ignorance or lack of awareness of reality.
well said Jimmy. The problem is the liberals say they care, but they don't give a shit. They will scream about GW, but won't do anything about BP dumping tons of toxic chemicals in the largest fresh drinking supply in the nation. Heck, Obama did nothing about it in the 8 years he was in office.

The left talks a good game, they were in charge for 8 years and did very little. The GOP won't do anything and will turn back the clock a little. And the left will get their panties twisted over it as if either side really cares.

I prefer fresh water and clean air, this really should not be a political bashing point. The same liberals that yell the most about GW really have not done a thing to change their lifestyle choices,,, but hey, they yelled at a few folks, so they feel better.

Does anyone really believe SJB, Philly, Robin, Sofla have upped their game due to GW? Not a chance, still driving cars, doing their thing, whatever. But my God, they are here talking about GW so that should count for something, huh?


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Do Americans REALLY care about our environment? - 01-25-2019, 08:12 AM

For the most part, No! But I do.
  
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01-25-2019, 08:25 AM

That is an intense position, c-doc.

I work with a team of environMentals and to think their efforts are for naught is pretty incredible.

Gonna have to watch myself at happy hour.
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We are past the point of resource deficit.

The planet is no longer tenable for humans.

We need to vigorously use whatever resources we can to get off the planet ASAP.

Even the greatest environmental efforts will not change this matter at this point, they won't even buy us enough time to make any practical difference.

Using reusable cloth instead of plastic is at best symbolic and at worst represents ignorance or lack of awareness of reality.

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01-25-2019, 08:28 AM

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Believing that the replacement of non-recyclable plastic with a natural, environmentally friendly and degradable material would not make a meaningful difference to our environment is what really represents ignorance or lack of awareness of reality.
One would have to think the efforts woul have some positive effects.

Though on the other hand, perhaps actions to date have set a position and our current response is like dragging a foot on the roadway to slow your car?
  
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