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Old 28-01-2018, 06:04   #106
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Re: Plastic pollution in our seas

Agree on liquid soap, or whatever they call it. I use a bar of soap. All the liquid stuff does is generate plastic containers and increase profits for the manufacturers. I give my sons a hard time about their predilection for the liquid stuff.
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Old 28-01-2018, 06:16   #107
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Re: Plastic pollution in our seas

I tend to get my money's worth for things I buy/procure. Though I don't darn my socks, when the holes become too large I use them as rags. Heck, I have a bread toaster that must date from the 60's. (Put the bread in, push down the lever and then engage the timer mechanism). My wife will say something every now and again, but I just respond that it works. The only maintenance other than cleaning is I had to change the plug a while back.

The problem with carrying your own re-usable bags is only my remembering to bring them in. I dislike them immensely and absolutely hate styrofoam and will stay away from establishments that use them.
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Old 05-06-2018, 23:21   #108
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Re: Plastic pollution in our seas

Reduce - I try my hardest not to bring stupid plastic packaging onto my boat in the first place... and have been known to insist on the store removing with it if the must-have item is plastic packed
Re-use - 2L plastic yoghurt buckets are great storage for shackles etc (and these days I make my own yoghurt as I don't often need more)
Recycle - often not an option in the places I travel, however here's a link to a Social Plastic site that sounds amazing: https://www.plasticbank.org/
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Old 07-06-2018, 19:16   #109
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Just saw the video of the pilot whale dying with 17 lbs of plastic bags in its stomach...
And the Golden Arches voted to continue using plastic straws...
Least Europe made the move to stop single use plastic.
Wonder if the Golden Arches will be able to use straws over there.
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Re: Plastic pollution in our seas

Be aware that at the moment the more pressing issue is CO2 and global warming and manufacturing plastic over bunch of other containers (paper, glass) is orders of magnitudes more energy intense than plastic.

Yes, once we move to sustainable energy sources we can tackle plastics more seriously. For now we need to suffer.

Also it's the plastic disposal that's an issue. If you are in civilised world it's really non issue (personally haven't seen pretty much any plastic in NZ or around Baltic Sea). It's the several rivers around Asia that produce 90% of plastic waste in oceans. Your Facebook activism won't help much here.
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To say that 90% of the plastic in the ocean is from a few rivers in Asia is absurd. Plastic waste is a problem everywhere!
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To say that 90% of the plastic in the ocean is from a few rivers in Asia is absurd. Plastic waste is a problem everywhere!
Well then World Economic Forum posts absurd stuff then https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/...ust-10-rivers/
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Well then World Economic Forum posts absurd stuff then https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/...ust-10-rivers/
An interesting read. Thanks for the link!
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