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Thanks for the rep. Have a nice day.
Bloody hell...Linux. You really are a minimalist!
(I'll admit, I chuckled at my own joke there). Anyway, I've given you an add, I'll most likely be online sometime this evening.
I'm interested by your story with minimalism, I don't suppose you'd be free to have a conversation some time?
Haha, yeah that thread. I was in a rather furious mood that day (in regards to the reduce/reuse/recycle situation and ended up making that thread, it turned into a bit of a rant and therefore the theory had a few holes in it. Most posters seemed to think I meant a ban on every type of plastic in the world, while others just didn't agree with banning the majority of plastics in the food industry, something I just couldn't understand.
Sadly I have nothing creative in the way of reducing plastic intake, just been using the same old tricks I was taught in school. I always use paper bags when available. I always have a backpack that I can usually fit 80-100% of a weekly shop (which as a student isn't much as I usually have dry foods rice/pasta etc in the cupboards). I tend not to buy drinks anymore (exception of milk) and when I do I keep the bottle and reuse it so I dont need to buy another bottle. But as bottles are recycable anyway they don't really count as much.
That was the whole point of the thread, too many foods are using plastic as a means of packaging when it isn't needed. The result, is that people are forced to buy them. Buy simply using alternative packaging such as glass, paper, cardboard and wood then the amount of plastic in the food industy could be dramatically reduced. However, one serious hole in that idea I realised recently is that all the three latter materials all come from trees, which wouldn't do forest conservation any good, something I feel is more important than the plastic issue. The success of that idea really depends on people recycling the packaging, something that isn't guaranteed.
I checked out the blog, pretty interesting. I'll be sure to follow it and post from time to time. I see you say you are keen on traveling. Where have you been? Or are you just beginning? I'm heading off to SE-Asia this summer, Surfs Up!!!
You look a fair bit like Brian Cox in your pic here.
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English Literature, English Language, Double Science Award, Geography, Mathematics, DT (Systems + Control), I.T, Welsh.
Geography, Sociology, Business Studies
BA Business and Management
- Last Activity 7 Hours Ago
- Join Date 28-11-2007
Join Date 28-11-2007
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