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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

May 17th, 2019, 8:19 pm

In the plastic-free shop where I stock up on my magic cooking ingredients they use compostable film (they tested that it works) instead of plastic. They claim its carbon footprint is even lower than that of paper.

 
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August 7th, 2019, 9:58 pm

Lush debuts 'carbon-positive' packaging
Miles King, a nature writer who works with the company, explained: "Cork is a natural product, made from the inner layer under the bark of the Cork Oak tree (Quercus suber). Traditionally used to make corks (as in stoppers for wine bottles) Cork is actually a remarkable material – anti-bacterial, fire-retardant, water-resistant, flexible, strong, easy to work; and at the end of its life, it can be composted.

"Harvested from a living tree, it also has an exceptional ability to sequester carbon, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change chaos. The [Lush] team’s calculations suggest that each cork pot sequesters over one kilo of carbon dioxide gas (and this is a very conservative estimate). This compares with an aluminium pot which releases 9kg of CO2 for every kg of Aluminium created."
Lush cosmetics are based on harsh ionic petroleum-derived detergents (I only use them when I forget to pack my cosmetics and need to get something cruelty-free from the high street). They are good replacement for regular products, though. And not "carbon-positive"!
 
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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

September 25th, 2019, 5:48 am

Greta Thunberg. Saint or victim of abuse?
 
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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

September 25th, 2019, 9:51 am

Don’t you pretty much have to be a victim of abuse to become a saint?
 
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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

September 25th, 2019, 4:07 pm

Only the teenage girls.
 
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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

September 25th, 2019, 5:39 pm

She’s a shoo-in for the Nobel Peace Prize. And has to be a contender for the best performance Oscar.
 
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September 25th, 2019, 9:34 pm

 
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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

October 20th, 2019, 9:53 am

BBC Microplastics: Premium teabags leak billions of particles - study

"They found that a single plastic teabag released about 11.6bn microplastic and 3.1bn smaller nanoplastic particles into the hot water. The particles are completely invisible to the naked eye."

what companies do this, listed? time to short them? Such companies add nothing, except health risk! they never heard of the precautionary principle?

why would anyone drink tea in plastic tea bags. Why not loose tea put over in Sterling silver tea bags, just rinse it in a little water after each use.
 
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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

October 20th, 2019, 10:01 am

No plastic bags were used in Ulysses.
 
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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

October 20th, 2019, 12:47 pm

The tea goes in loose leaves. Then they sweep the dust off the floor and pack it in teabags.
 
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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

November 27th, 2019, 7:12 pm

In the cantine anyone notice the nerdy guys from Big Bang Theory eating with plastic fork and plate.
 
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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

November 29th, 2019, 1:46 pm

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use ceramic cups not one time plastic cups or paper cups with plastic layer on inside!


Green rating is growing fast now!! but watch up for Fake Green!
 
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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

November 30th, 2019, 12:30 am

Similar with bamboo cup, sandstone and many other eco-ware - they contain melamine. Glass or ceramic. I have beautiful ceramic cheese forms, hand-made by a potter whose farm is 80% powered by sun energy and uses rainwater.
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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

November 30th, 2019, 6:37 pm

The tea goes in loose leaves. Then they sweep the dust off the floor and pack it in teabags.
I once bought some cigars from a bloke down a side street in Varadero. They weren't the cohibas I'd been promised. $2 each, what a rip off.
 
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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

November 30th, 2019, 7:25 pm

The tea goes in loose leaves. Then they sweep the dust off the floor and pack it in teabags.
I once bought some cigars from a bloke down a side street in Varadero. They weren't the cohibas I'd been promised. $2 each, what a rip off.
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