Earth Day

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Wyldgusechaz, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Wyldgusechaz

    Wyldgusechaz New Member

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    What did everyone here do?

    I spent 4 hours cleaning Bear Creek, a stream in the Rockies outside Denver. Got about 4 leaf bags of junk out of it, Almost entirely plastic bags and styrofoam. Put on my waders, got right in the muck and cold and removed all the crap that collects in the rock snags and breaks where trout live. . Also got a tire, an air mattress, plastic water bottles, and about 50 tennis balls. Go figure.

    Those damn plastic grocery bags are everywhere.
     
  2. HotBulge

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    So the City of San Francisco has a legitimate basis for wanting to ban plastic grocery bags from the large retailers within city limits.:smile:
     
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    And use what? Paper?
    Where does paper come from ?
    Oh wait ..TREES!!!
    Better run that by Sheryl .
     
  4. Wyldgusechaz

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    Yes they should ban them. The european model of bringing your own multiple use bags should be a goal for the US but we are too convenience oriented. So we see them pinned by the wind against barb wire fences along with Nicole Ritchie ( a Jimmy Kimmel joke) on evey interstate in America.
     
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    It's not just about the source material, it's about overall energy cost, biodegradeablity and recycleability. Paper bags cost far more in energy terms than plasic bags to manufacture, and both can be biodegradeble. But that wasn't your argument was it? You just assumed that paper bag users are lefties hence the throwaway comment, after all it's all you're capable of, right?
     
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