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Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

Originally Posted by Sal Paradise View Post
Big differnce between single use plastic and something made to last for years.
Yes, I was being a bit facetious. I also avoid styrofoam packaging and cups, but I didn't hesitate to buy a couple thousand dollars of it to insulate our basement. The use is as important as the product.

Originally Posted by Sal Paradise View Post
I've been reading about the Albotross and Petrals dying frm eating plastic out in the Pacific. Since then I have been avoiding single use plastic. Lost of sea birds being found dead with Pepsi caps in their gut.
Yeah, it's really quite disturbing. I hope we can transition to plastics that breakdown after a period. I'm experimenting with some corn-based plastic in my compost pile right now. It's looking like it will take several years to decompose, but that's better than, say, never.

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