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Problem with Plastic

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  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Tonight (7/6/15) at 6:30pm est. on Aljazeera America is an on going show called Techknow. It's very good and it's only 30 minutes. Tonights episode is called: The problem with plastic, technology to solve the plastic waste issue. The show is on at various times.

    Thursday at same time is an episode titled: Operation IceBridge, NASA observes shrinking glaciers and fast rising seas; charts impacts of climate change.

    Saturday 7/11 is an episode titled: Who's killing the Elephants

    On Directv it's on 347. - If interested.

    Plastic is a serious issue with waste disposal. It just never goes away.

  • Liberal
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    Llos Angeles, CA
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    Plastic is perfect. Harmless and quiet...... It's the people who created it and then decided to throw it in our oceans and everywhere for that matter. PIGS.

    People are the problem...not plastic

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    L.A. Citizen Wrote:

    Plastic is perfect. Harmless and quiet...... It's the people who created it and then decided to throw it in our oceans and everywhere for that matter. PIGS.

    People are the problem...not plastic

    Indeed, again the "greed" factor comes into the picture; the more produced, the bigger the profit. Also if this product would only be used to make long lasting quality items instead of a zillion useless kids toys, grocery bags as well packing material instead of carton (which dissolves over time), then we may reduce this waste a little bit.
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    Can't any plastic be recycled? Or is it just too expensive? Maybe one good use might be to melt it down & create a lot of regular size coffins, for all the people who do not have any money. Also, I hear they are making a lot of "Little Houses" for people who can't afford standard houses, or live in places which are way too crowded already. They could create modular homes, with various pieces fitting together like a jigsaw puzzle, & can be arranged anyway you want. This can also be a creative way to live, being able to change your home according to your needs, or even the season. I hope they could create some kind of habitat for the little birds or squirrels, who may be homeless with all the trees burning down in wildfires. Create cartons that can "float" & tie together, on top of water, so in case of a flood, people can lay on top of them & be saved from drowning. Then there are always store mannequins, & endless new ideas to recycle excess plastic. I don't know the answer, but I hope we can someday find a serious solution to this very serious problem.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    eternal flame Wrote: Can't any plastic be recycled? Or is it just too expensive? Maybe one good use might be to melt it down & create a lot of regular size coffins, for all the people who do not have any money. Also, I hear they are making a lot of "Little Houses" for people who can't afford standard houses, or live in places which are way too crowded already. They could create modular homes, with various pieces fitting together like a jigsaw puzzle, & can be arranged anyway you want. This can also be a creative way to live, being able to change your home according to your needs, or even the season. I hope they could create some kind of habitat for the little birds or squirrels, who may be homeless with all the trees burning down in wildfires. Create cartons that can "float" & tie together, on top of water, so in case of a flood, people can lay on top of them & be saved from drowning. Then there are always store mannequins, & endless new ideas to recycle excess plastic. I don't know the answer, but I hope we can someday find a serious solution to this very serious problem.
    Sure you've got a lot a fantasy; may be we should use some plastic bags to clean up the other plastic bags. Wow. May be we could use it wrap all our nukes in our junk plastic, so when we use them, then also all our waste plastic evaporates with it.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    eternal flame Wrote: Can't any plastic be recycled? Or is it just too expensive? Maybe one good use might be to melt it down & create a lot of regular size coffins, for all the people who do not have any money. Also, I hear they are making a lot of "Little Houses" for people who can't afford standard houses, or live in places which are way too crowded already. They could create modular homes, with various pieces fitting together like a jigsaw puzzle, & can be arranged anyway you want. This can also be a creative way to live, being able to change your home according to your needs, or even the season. I hope they could create some kind of habitat for the little birds or squirrels, who may be homeless with all the trees burning down in wildfires. Create cartons that can "float" & tie together, on top of water, so in case of a flood, people can lay on top of them & be saved from drowning. Then there are always store mannequins, & endless new ideas to recycle excess plastic. I don't know the answer, but I hope we can someday find a serious solution to this very serious problem.

    I watched a documentary on PBS last week, here's a link that tells what types of plastics are recyclable and which are not.

    pbs.org/independentlens/garbage-dreams/...

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    Hemp makes biodegradable plastic . Solar energy is the only way can save our planet . They must be outlawed.

    The war on drugs is a war on humanity. It's fascism. We get our energy from coal and oil. Plastic comes from oil.

    Everything comes from oil. Tires, carpet, AstroTurf, roof shingles, dildos, pools, fan belts, climbing walls, shoes, hats, gloves, CDs, TV's, tents and decks and etc.my kitchen sink is one.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    I ran into a trucker (not literally) in a rest area once and admired his rig, he told me the truck could easily pass through a metal detector with flying colors. We should go all the way back to wooden and metal boats that sink and deteriorate over time. Everyone needs to get onto the recycle train though.