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environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

March 9th, 2008, 4:38 pm

the environmentalists are trying to send the plastic bag the way of the incandescent lightbulb.Series of blunders turned the plastic bag into global villainNot for the first time, the enviromentalists have invented a crisis to justify their calls for a ban (polar bears starving to death anyone ?)QuoteThe widely stated accusation that the bags kill 100,000 animals and a million seabirds every year are false, experts have told The Times.Quote“The Government is irresponsible to jump on a bandwagon that has no base in scientific evidence. This is one of many examples where you get bad science leading to bad decisions which are counter-productive. Attacking plastic bags makes people feel good but it doesn’t achieve anything.” Why does that sound familiar ?QuoteCampaigners say that plastic bags pollute coastlines and waterways, killing or injuring birds and livestock on land and, in the oceans, destroying vast numbers of seabirds, seals, turtles and whales. However, The Times has established that there is no scientific evidence to show that the bags pose any direct threat to marine mammals.
 
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December 16th, 2011, 9:12 am

Coca Cola and the recyclable bottle Dutch research and technology company Avantium has developed a patented technology YXY to produce 100% biobased PEF bottles. Currently PET is the most widely used oil-based polyester. Based on the performance of the new PEF material, Avantium believes PEF will become the next-generation biobased polyester.
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environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

December 16th, 2011, 9:34 am

Nowadays when I look at any piece of empty space in the UK there is a piece of rubbish: next to roads, in fields, next to railways etc. Very sad.
 
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December 16th, 2011, 10:08 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxNowadays when I look at any piece of empty space in the UK there is a piece of rubbish: next to roads, in fields, next to railways etc. Very sad.In bushes at Dublin airport ...
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environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

December 16th, 2011, 1:20 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxNowadays when I look at any piece of empty space in the UK there is a piece of rubbish: next to roads, in fields, next to railways etc. Very sad.Indeed! So levy a £1000 fine for littering and create catchy marketing campaign (e.g. "Don't be a litter Brit")
 
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December 16th, 2011, 1:26 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxNowadays when I look at any piece of empty space in the UK there is a piece of rubbish: next to roads, in fields, next to railways etc. Very sad.Indeed! So levy a £1000 fine for littering and create catchy marketing campaign (e.g. "Don't be a litter Brit")and that's not really got anything to do with recyclable versus non-recyclable
 
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December 16th, 2011, 1:38 pm

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December 16th, 2011, 1:39 pm

that a utility belt ?
 
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December 28th, 2012, 8:15 am

Unilever to phase out 'microplastics' by 2015 What is a micro plastic?
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December 28th, 2012, 8:51 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnUnilever to phase out 'microplastics' by 2015 What is a micro plastic?I assume the whole petroleum chain will soon adapt, oil producer packing in micro barrels of oil, and the CME proposing micro contracts (un micro future = 100 mini futures ?)
 
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March 11th, 2014, 7:11 pm

Slash that bag
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January 2nd, 2016, 6:35 am

Dutch shops to be banned from giving away plastic bags Let's see if they they can emulate the Irish :)QuoteOne noticeable success in Ireland's environmental track record was the introduction of a plastic bag levy in 2002, the first country in the world to do so. All consumers were required to pay 15c for a plastic bag; this led to an immediate decrease of over 90% in the amount of plastic bags in circulation. From 328 bags per inhabitant per year when the levy was introduced, usage fell to 21 bags per capita.The levy encouraged retailers to switch to paper bags, and encouraged consumers to bring their own bags when shopping. The National Litter Pollution Monitoring System showed that when the levy was introduced, 5% of all litter was plastic bags. The 2006 figure is 0.5%. Media coverage also helped raise awareness about the damage plastic bags do to the environment.
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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

April 3rd, 2017, 11:01 pm

it seems that the next target of the   environmentalists is the humble coffee cup
I still yearn for the days when they used to give us 2  cups instead of 1 cup and that little sleeve

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Charge 25p for coffee cups to reduce waste

this is another solution to something that isn't a problem
Charging 25p for every disposable coffee cup would help to cut the number used by up to 300 million a year, a study has concluded.
A charge would be far more effective than the policy adopted by Starbucks and Costa of offering a 25p discount to customers bringing a reusable cup to the store.
help me out here, why is it "far more effective"???
if a tall drip is what £2, then
under scheme a) with a 25p discount for bringing your own mug, coffee costs £1.75 with your own mug and £2 if you "buy" a cup
under scheme b) with a 25p penalty, coffee costs £2 with your own mug and £2.25 if you "buy" a cup

so basically coffee costs more and people buy less, is that why it's "far more effective"?

it's like being back in college again, my last year of grad school we had this same insanity sweep across campus and kids started walking around with a travel mug tied to their wrists so they wouldn't need to use a paper cup if they got coffee
 
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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

April 3rd, 2017, 11:11 pm

it seems that the next target of the   environmentalists is the humble coffee cup
I still yearn for the days when they used to give us 2  cups instead of 1 cup and that little sleeve

from the UK
Charge 25p for coffee cups to reduce waste

this is another solution to something that isn't a problem
Charging 25p for every disposable coffee cup would help to cut the number used by up to 300 million a year, a study has concluded.
A charge would be far more effective than the policy adopted by Starbucks and Costa of offering a 25p discount to customers bringing a reusable cup to the store.
help me out here, why is it "far more effective"???
if a tall drip is what £2, then
under scheme a) with a 25p discount for bringing your own mug, coffee costs £1.75 with your own mug and £2 if you "buy" a cup
under scheme b) with a 25p penalty, coffee costs £2 with your own mug and £2.25 if you "buy" a cup

so basically coffee costs more and people buy less, is that why it's "far more effective"?

it's like being back in college again, my last year of grad school we had this same insanity sweep across campus and kids started walking around with a travel mug tied to their wrists so they wouldn't need to use a paper cup if they got coffee
coffee not served in a nice porcelain or ceramic cup is very bad taste (also of the coffee). 

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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

May 31st, 2017, 5:55 am


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