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Plastic makes me a sad panda

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lil old me, May 28, 2010.

  1. LordSplodge

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    Can't spell Environmentalist without mentalist! :p

    Plastic like Cluroflurocabons (CFCs) before it and Tetroethylene before that and Radium before that is just one in a list of many things mankind has thought was a great thing gets has turned out to have horrendous side effects for people or the planet (for example lead in the atmosphere and CFCs in the ozone will be around for a Hell of a long time)

    Use of plastic needs to be reduced by a lot and soon.
     
  2. SlugForAButt

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    Who the **** are you to tell people what they can and can't wear because you like or dislike the look of it?
    I made a valid point and all you can say is that... Pffff rubbish
    I actually like my wife's fur coat and it's better for the environment than a plastic coat. TBH, it's probably a lot nicer than your gf's "Swampy" inspired mud thatch effort.
     
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  3. Swi1ch

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    Does charging for carrier bags really reduce the use? I can't see people doing a weekly shop not buying bags because they're 6p.

    I think the bag for life things are better because people actually do use them instead, because they don't suck and degrade within a few seconds of looking at them.
     
  4. mjt

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    I completely agree, packaging is by far worse.
    It's something I've noticed in the UK more than the rest of Europe.

    Cucumbers, for example, are wrapped in plastic. Why? Little things like that are such a waste.
     
  5. SlugForAButt

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    Who the **** are you to tell people what they can and can't wear because you like or dislike the look of it?
    I made a valid point and all you can say is that... Pffff rubbish

    BYW, my wife's fur coat looks great and is better for the environment than your plastic alternative.
     
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  6. Longbow

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    You gave the answer in your own post...

    It does reduce the use of plastic bags, because it's more financially viable to buy a bag for life rather than having to be charged x amount for the bags you use.
     
  7. Clum

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    Stopped reading after this.
     
  8. Keyser Soze

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    :D
     
  9. G-MAN2004

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    So, what exactly have you achieved through this? :/
     
  10. V4NT0M

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    lol wut, been charged maybe 1 in 100 times for a carrier bag and every time I bought one anyway.
     
  11. Raikiri

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    It's really quite funny how offended you get at every little thing, he never told you to do anything. It was an opinion.
     
  12. rypt

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    I HATE not getting free bags, I refuse to pay for bags when the store makes huge profits as it is, and I refuse to carry my own bags around.
    Why can we not just use USA style paper bags?


    God damn retarded hippies :(
     
  13. SlugForAButt

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    Nope, this would be an opinion.
    This is stating fact.
    Get it?
     
  14. Raikiri

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    That's your opinion :D
     
  15. ^TANK^

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    Scum.
     
  16. LeJosh

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    Atleast some shops are taking on bio-degradable bags. 3 years max usage apparently, not sure if that claim is correct or not. Not exactly had one for 3 years.
     
  17. mrbios

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    What amazes me is how much plastic is wasted by making pieces of trash toys / gimics that will be thrown away 5 minutes later

    I can't remember the link but the blog about the worst polluted areas in china really made me realise how much we're destroying this world, not that im doing anything to help mind....
     
  18. SlugForAButt

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    We bought it from a market in the highlands of Poland (Zakopane region) where animals are farmed and no bit of an animal is wasted. So when the animals are killed for meat do you want them to throw the fur away?
    Maybe you should think before you bandy insults.

    You are typical of the tree huggers where it's all black or white, and definitely no sense.

    IDIOT.
     
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  19. EdwardTeach

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    a lot of soya is produced completely unethically on former rainforest land in Brazil.
     
  20. tbh

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    I strongly advise you to do more research into the deletrious effects of soya consumption. Almond milk is a much healthier alternative, rice and oat milk are also worthy of consideration.