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post #60 of Old 10-28-2013
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Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

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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.



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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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