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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:09 am
 


Title: Ottawa moves to ban single-use plastics as part of waste-reduction efforts
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Posted By: BeaverFever
Date: 2019-06-10 04:04:33
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:09 am
 


Finally! But given micro plastics are already found literally everywhere in the environment , including accumulating inside the bodies of most humans, it too late?? Feels like we missed our opportunity about 40 years ago.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:17 am
 


BeaverFever wrote:
Finally! But given micro plastics are already found literally everywhere in the environment , including accumulating inside the bodies of most humans, it too late?? Feels like we missed our opportunity about 40 years ago.


Yes, something should have been done when we realized the problem. Instead, they allow things like microplastics in soaps, toothpaste, and cosmetics.

But banning these things now is better than not banning them at all. Workarounds and alternate products exist for almost everything we use. Now industry has motivation to fix the rest.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:25 am
 


Maybe our bodies will evolve to use this plastic... like a plastic/biological mix.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:22 am
 


raydan wrote:
Maybe our bodies will evolve to use this plastic... like a plastic/biological mix.


Who know's maybe plastic will be a building block for nanites to cure humans. Thus we need the plastic in our bodies.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:35 am
 


Funfact: Most of the single use plastics have a lower carbon foot-print than their alternatives.


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Funfact: Most of the single use plastics have a lower carbon foot-print than their alternatives.


Funfact: CO2 doesn't kill marine mammals by starvation.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:51 am
 


BeaverFever wrote:
Finally! But given micro plastics are already found literally everywhere in the environment , including accumulating inside the bodies of most humans, it too late?? Feels like we missed our opportunity about 40 years ago.


This is a good start to reducing pollution from plastics. It's worth doing and it's a practical effort to improve the environment that I support.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:52 am
 


So, the Conservatives intend to ban single use plastics? Good on them. [cheer]


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:54 am
 


BartSimpson wrote:
BeaverFever wrote:
Finally! But given micro plastics are already found literally everywhere in the environment , including accumulating inside the bodies of most humans, it too late?? Feels like we missed our opportunity about 40 years ago.


This is a good start to reducing pollution from plastics. It's worth doing and it's a practical effort to improve the environment that I support.


Austin Banned the one time use plastic bags. Now you can pay .25cents at the grocery store for the thicker ones that can last a few trips to the store. Some small retail places have the plastic one time use bags again but half the time you don't need them. Don't see the empty plastic bags all over the city anymore either.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:59 am
 


stratos wrote:
BartSimpson wrote:
BeaverFever wrote:
Finally! But given micro plastics are already found literally everywhere in the environment , including accumulating inside the bodies of most humans, it too late?? Feels like we missed our opportunity about 40 years ago.


This is a good start to reducing pollution from plastics. It's worth doing and it's a practical effort to improve the environment that I support.


Austin Banned the one time use plastic bags. Now you can pay .25cents at the grocery store for the thicker ones that can last a few trips to the store. Some small retail places have the plastic one time use bags again but half the time you don't need them. Don't see the empty plastic bags all over the city anymore either.


A local grocery store started charging for plastic bags when it opened. It also offered cotton bags for a few dollars. I bought a couple. That was 30 years ago, and I still have them. :D

I also have some waterproofed nylon bags, with heavy seam reinforcement that I swear you could fill with 80 pounds of water, and they'd be fine. You'd be broken, but they'd survive. ;)

I look forward to seeing how they survive the decades. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:59 am
 


Ditto with California. They banned the plastic bags and now we don't see the "Urban Tumbleweeds" all over the place like we used to.

I got used to buying and using reusable canvas bags like my mom used when I was a kid and we're doing just fine.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:02 am
 


Just got rid of like 5 cloth type bags from when the ban first started. It's been about a decade. 3 had tares in them the other two seams were about to rip. Lasted a good amount of time. I have 1 hot bag and 1 cold bag that I use every now and then when I go shopping. They are holding up nicely.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:02 am
 


Now, I look forward to the bags that bread and vegetables actually becoming recyclable. A lot less to burn every month.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:17 am
 


raydan wrote:
Maybe our bodies will evolve to use this plastic... like a plastic/biological mix.

So humanity will evolve to look like Joan Rivers? 8O


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