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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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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

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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Re: environmental wackos vs the plastic bag

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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