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Keep dreaming 8:27 Sun Jun 9
50% of all plastic items we buy is used one time before it's thrown away
1 million plastic bags are bought every hour
In 20 years there are more plastic in the sea than fish.

Is this how we will end our existence? Suffocation by plastic from our precious oil?

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Eerie Descent 12:52 Tue Jun 11
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lowermarshhammer 12:51 Tue Jun 11

lowermarshhammer 12:51 Tue Jun 11
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I do my bit, I just know it's futile.

Eerie Descent 12:50 Tue Jun 11
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There are billions of people over the world who unfortunately don't give a shit, Jonah, and that won't be changed. It's tragic, but that's how it is.

East Auckland Hammer 12:43 Tue Jun 11
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George Carlin is right, the earth will be here long after the human race is gone.

Of course, the human race has been doing it's best to hasten it's own departure for a few centuries, mostly through a lack of knowledge.

Now we know more than we did before the industrial revolution, and we're certainly seeing the results of our actions, we can actually do something about it.

Unfortunately, money trumps environment, not giving a shit trumps giving a shit, and "what's the point in me doing anything" trumps "I can do my bit, there's no harm in that".

Mike Oxsaw 12:25 Tue Jun 11
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That's because it really is a plastic beach, branded. An artificial one.

The real one was dug up in 2003 and sold to the State of Arizona where it now lies in the shadow of London Bridge.

Eerie Descent 12:13 Tue Jun 11
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Yes, you did.

BRANDED 12:10 Tue Jun 11
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I went down to the beach in Porto at the weekend. Took a photo of a tiny bit of the beach. When you look at it it’s full of little bits of plastic. This was replicated across the beach. It’s difficult to know what this really means apart from we did it.

Eerie Descent 12:04 Tue Jun 11
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You like women's football, and you're scared of plastic. I'd worry about yourself before you worry about my age.

Keep dreaming 11:49 Mon Jun 10
Re: Plastic
How old are you? 10?

Eerie Descent 11:42 Mon Jun 10
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You raised concern. What a hero.

eusebiovic 11:42 Mon Jun 10
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lowermarshhammer 11:19 Mon Jun 10

I love George Carlin

Mike Oxsaw 11:38 Mon Jun 10
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wansteadman 11:34 Mon Jun 10

Exposed to the air/sunlight does indeed make some plastics brittle.

Maybe it's burying then that makes the bags last so long; away from the action of oxygen that eventually breaks everything down.

Keep dreaming 11:37 Mon Jun 10
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I have raised a concern, but I haven't told anyone what to do. Read posts before you judge

wansteadman 11:34 Mon Jun 10
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Plastic bags last a million years. I beg to differ, I’ve had plastic shopping bags hanging in my garage that have disintergrated after 18 months

lowermarshhammer 11:19 Mon Jun 10
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West Ham 67 7.10

Quite correct. Humans are, at best, basically fucked as best explained by George Carlin...

The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles … hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages … And we think some plastic bags and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet isn’t going anywhere. WE are!

We’re going away. Pack your shit, folks. We’re going away. And we won’t leave much of a trace, either. Maybe a little Styrofoam … The planet’ll be here and we’ll be long gone. Just another failed mutation. Just another closed-end biological mistake. An evolutionary cul-de-sac. The planet’ll shake us off like a bad case of fleas.

The planet will be here for a long, long, LONG time after we’re gone, and it will heal itself, it will cleanse itself, ’cause that’s what it does. It’s a self-correcting system. The air and the water will recover, the earth will be renewed. And if it’s true that plastic is not degradable, well, the planet will simply incorporate plastic into a new paradigm: the earth plus plastic. The earth doesn’t share our prejudice toward plastic. Plastic came out of the earth. The earth probably sees plastic as just another one of its children. Could be the only reason the earth allowed us to be spawned from it in the first place. It wanted plastic for itself. Didn’t know how to make it. Needed us. Could be the answer to our age-old egocentric philosophical question, “Why are we here?”


Eerie Descent 11:02 Mon Jun 10
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Butthurt? Are you American?

I just find it funny when people like you want to be seen like you care so much about stuff, pointing a finger at the world and telling everyone what they should be doing, when you're really just like the rest of us cunts.

Sven Roeder 10:59 Mon Jun 10
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Messrs Sullivan & Gold should be able sort you out.
Would Sir prefer the ‘Extra large’ or the ‘Cor that makes your eyes water’

Hello Mrs. Jones 10:46 Mon Jun 10
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I like plastic

Keep dreaming 10:39 Mon Jun 10
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You're coming across like e real butthurt cunt Eeire. What's your problem?

eusebiovic 10:35 Mon Jun 10
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Packaging made from corn starch is one very good alternative for replacing most single use plastics. Bran, vinegar and sugar water can be pressed into disposable plates, cups, cutlery and will decompose without a problem within a few months of disposal.

Governments should be investing in companies which provide alternatives and get a return as they grow bigger and scale up

Eerie Descent 10:14 Mon Jun 10
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You're not just stating facts, you want to feel like you care SO much.

You don't, really.

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