Charles Murray Re: PLASTIC BAGS NOT THE VILLIAN AFTER ALL

Plastic bags are actually a great source of energy through burning so an oil to oil product.
Posted: 20 March 2008 at 12:47

John Willemse Plastic bags

May be not as bad for marine annimals as was made out to be, but surely not good for the environment in general - requiring energy and water to produce and lateron many of them being blown all over the country site (at least here in South Africa), where they accumulate since they disintegrate very slowly.
Posted: 20 March 2008 at 17:27

Neil Jacobsohn The new magic mushrooms?

Regardless of which side of the climate change debate you take - the skeptics arguing that it's all natural and the science is hyped-up guesswork, or the believers warning that meltdown is ever closer - it just makes straight-forward common sense (not to mention business sense) to live more sustainably, to use energy more sparingly, and to stop filling oceans, rivers and landfills with our discarded waste. I'm reminded of that advert from one of the energy companies: "Throw things away? There is no 'away'!"
So looking to replace oil-based plastic packaging material with natural substances from agricultural waste seems like a pretty sensible idea to me. Or maybe, as our MindBullet below says, plastic is not the villain after all. What do you think?
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Posted: 12 March 2011 at 09:49
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