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ppauper
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### Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

is that the same biodegradable plastic they used to use for grocery bags?

ppauper
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### Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

that's beautiful, but pricey, so you as you say (byos) you'd have to take your own straw to McDo/Starbucks/the cocktail bar. And take the straw with you when you go to the restroom, in case the busboy takes your glass away
For those who do use it as a single-use straw, I tried to find the half-life, but google just tells me that it is "stable," so probably worse for the environment than plastic

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### Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

that's beautiful, but pricey, so you as you say (byos) you'd have to take your own straw to McDo/Starbucks/the cocktail bar. And take the straw with you when you go to the restroom, in case the busboy takes your glass away
For those who do use it as a single-use straw, I tried to find the half-life, but google just tells me that it is "stable," so probably worse for the environment than plastic
invest in a Gold straw, you can have it for generations, the same straw your grand grand mother used, 24k slightly soft (gives tooth marks if u bite in it, but then u know it is the real thing)!

if u hang out in bars anyone could take it then make sure to go for the 99% fake one (plated):
"Priced at a relatively affordable $850, Power offers stainless steel drinking straws that are overlaid, inside and out, with pure 24-karat gold. " Alan Posts: 10495 Joined: December 19th, 2001, 4:01 am Location: California Contact: ### Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag When in a bar, impress by whipping out your Tiffany monkey straw Plus, it's a collectible: was only$155 when new in 2011. Now sold out used at auction at \$625. Better than bitcoin! (Although kinda gross that it's used -- hopefully not by a monkey!)

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### Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

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### Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

drip dry?
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### Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

it is new (not used) ones that need to be washed "nitrosamines, possible carcinogens found in many popular brands."

world is pretty messed up when an act supposed to creating life has been turned into one that can create cancer!

go more eco-friendly and vegan:

NY times: But on this morning, the clerks had gathered to learn about an unusual new item on the shelves: nontoxic, eco-friendly vegan condoms.

PS non-vegans can also use them, just in case you wondered! (vegan light is a good start)

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### Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

Scientific America Earth Has a Hidden Plastic Problem

"The stuff is even floating around in the air—from dense urban areas to the remote Arctic Ocean. “It’s everywhere,” says Chelsea Rochman, a microplastics researcher at the University of Toronto."

And Plastic cloth in combination with dryer machines is excellent way to get loads of micro plastic in the air of your living space. I was looking to buy a new jacket recently and it was hard to find a brand without plastic.

Furr coats will be in fashion again?  (and their vegan substitutes).
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katastrofa
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### Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

Plastic is Eric Drexler's grey goo!

BTW, is it only me or do you also think that Collector don't like me (I'm the only vegan in this village, afaik)?

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### Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

I am vegan too (often, several days a week) , why u think u are so special?

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### Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

You cannot be a vegan several days a weak. You either eat or don't eat animals.

Yeah, he hates me. Seriously, it's cool that you're "special" too

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### Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

eating meat? That I eat organic goat cheese a few times a week do not qualify as meat (eating animals).  It means I am so called vegetarian some days a week and vegan other days.

As an atomist I strictly follow the atomist diet! I think I wrote about that in one of my books!

A few times I make exception for fish (organic wild whale)!

people these days as uneducated about diets as about physics, well the same thing at the bottom of the rabbit hole!
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### Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

I also suspect ppauper a vegan, possibly Indian American or a vegan republican Sikh ?

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### Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

A few times I make exception for fish (organic wild whale)!

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My C++ Boost code gives
262537412640768743.999999999999250072597198185688879353856337336990862707537410378210647910118607313

http://www.datasimfinancial.com
http://www.datasim.nl