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Old 24-07-2019, 21:55   #5911
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I know this is drifting the joke thread, but it will come back.
I believe that at least as important as the amount of trash, is what the trash is made of.
Vast majority or plastic trash we simply donít need and could be eliminated without a drop in standard of living ,there are of course biodegradable plastics as well.
Itís way past time that most single use plastics ought to be outlawed, I donít need flashlight batteries sealed in an impregnable plastic cocoon, a cardboard box would work just as well, and my breakfast cereal and saltine crackers etc could own wrapped in waved paper.
Product were manufactured and bought and sold before plastic.
Itís sing;e use plastics that are designed trash that I think should be eliminated

I was given a waxed paper straw with a margarita recently. I was thirsty and the margarita was delicious, so the straw survived two drinks. I needed another straw for margarita #3. I donít remember after that. Point is that paper works, but not great.

Plastic replaced paper, glass and cloth as the packaging material of choice due to effectiveness and lower cost. Health standards increased and will be barriers for wide spread adoption of the old alternatives. Raw meat or fish wrapped in paper, even waxed, leaks. And isnít hygienic (at least by developed world health and safety standards). Glass weighs a ton and breaks. Cloth doesnít stop bugs and bacteria.

(Over-)Packaging of food is a feature of the industrial supply of food. With 7+ billion people on this planet we arenít going back to organic mixed crop farming for anything more than a small privileged minority, so reforming plastic packaging is the issue, not virtue signalling removal trends.

In NZ weíve recently had single use plastic carry bags banned, but the produce and meat and bread is still packaged and seemingly over-packaged in plastic and/or plastic trays. Non perishable food and other products still come in layer upon layer of plastic. Is there less plastic? Probably not.

The best action individual consumers can do is to remove as much of the plastic packaging as possible at the store (after purchase) and leave it with the store. Theyíll get the message pretty quickly that consumers donít want excessive packaging. Of course, that means you bring your own alternatives. I like bulk food stores for that reason, but Iím not going to pay double for milk to buy it in a glass bottle.

Ok, back to the jokes, please.
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Old 24-07-2019, 22:36   #5912
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love the trash, first world problem > NOT EVEN SEEING THE HOMELESS :
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What do you get if you cut an avocado into 6.02 * 10^23 pieces?

Guacamole.
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You can lead a horse to water.

But a pencil must be lead.
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Old 25-07-2019, 10:53   #5917
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Dammit! I should have replied to his emails!

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Dammit! I should have replied to his emails!

No worries, I'm sending you a new one...
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To continue the space theme. (Before my time but I get it)
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a few good ones
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a few more
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I debated putting this in the for sale thread
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I recently got a new dishwasher.

It cost me a fortune to get the old one hauled away, the attorneys really stuck it to me in the divorce.
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Had to look that one up. But once I did, it made me
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