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Old 21-09-2015, 22:31   #16
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> Australia? Plenty ...but once again rarely shopping bags - disposable lighters, toothbrushes (??) and jandles... never in pairs..always just single jandles.. seem to top the list.

Aussie walking along the beach sees his mate coming towards him wearing one thong (aka jandal (sp!) or flip flop) and says:

"G'day mate! Lost a thong?"

Mate answer: "Nah, just found one".
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SailBender said: Per capita, Americans account for a hell of a lot more pollution than any country in Asia...

But it does come down to sheer numbers of people.
Too many people=>Too much pollution
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> Australia? Plenty ...but once again rarely shopping bags - disposable lighters, toothbrushes (??) and jandles... never in pairs..always just single jandles.. seem to top the list.

Aussie walking along the beach sees his mate coming towards him wearing one thong (aka jandal (sp!) or flip flop) and says:

"G'day mate! Lost a thong?"

Mate answer: "Nah, just found one".
Ooooh ... I thought it was a shortened form of 'Japanese Sandle' ... oh bugger.... maybe I just can't spell.... I'll just stick to calling them Red Sea seaboots.

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Ooooh ... I thought it was a shortened form of 'Japanese Sandle' ... oh bugger.... maybe I just can't spell.... I'll just stick to calling them Red Sea seaboots.

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Ashley, it's "Japanese Sandal" (or "Chinese Workboot")
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Ashley, it's "Japanese Sandal" (or "Chinese Workboot")
Oh, is that how you spell 'sandal'.... all these years I've been spelling it rong.... wonder what else I carnt spel.... maybe my schoolmates wern't laughing with me but at me...
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Local market started giving incentives for people to bring reusable bags instead of taking plastic ones. Vary rarely do I forget to bring one of the dozen canvas bags I have.

I can't imagine banning them nationwide would be too horrible though it might put some companies out of business which would suck.
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