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https://www.independent.co.uk/climat...-b1960758.html

For once I'm in complete agreement with the government and climate activists. Plastic is ubiquitous toxic garbage in our culture and is in everything from food to shampoo and should be phased out.

Plastic is a far bigger threat to us than "climate change".

See:

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...-a-health-risk

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...e_iOSApp_Other

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/a...fertility.html

https://graphics.reuters.com/ENVIRON...2MQ/index.html
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(Original post by Starship Trooper)
https://www.independent.co.uk/climat...-b1960758.html

For once I'm in complete agreement with the government and climate activists. Plastic is ubiquitous toxic garbage in our culture and is in everything from food to shampoo and should be phased out.

Plastic is a far bigger threat to us than "climate change".

See:

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...-a-health-risk

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...e_iOSApp_Other

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/a...fertility.html

https://graphics.reuters.com/ENVIRON...2MQ/index.html
I mean, we don't have any viable alternative... I would prefer for this not to take place.
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I mean, we don't have any viable alternative...
Other than wood, glass, metal, fabric...
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Other than wood, glass, metal, fabric...
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These are definitely not viable plastic replacements...
What are you on about?
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These are definitely not viable plastic replacements...
What are you on about?
How ever did we manage before?
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I don't like how we can't get plastic straws anymore....the paper ones just aren't the same.
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They're rubbish, but I got myself some metal straw which are not so bad.
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These are definitely not viable plastic replacements...
What are you on about?
Indeed. I don't think people use these plastics because they like them.
The truth is that most products today contain plastics - pens, PC pasts, containers ...
It's hard to find a replacement that is just so good. Paper straws shows the problems with paper-based products.
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Why aren't they investigating how these items end up as litter and polluting the waterways, and what are they doing about cleaning up the mess?
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A lot of plastic packaging could be replaced with something a lot more environmentally friendly, such as glass or paper.

Is plastic packaging a greather threat to us than climate change, though? Probably not. OP, do I dare ask why you put climate change in quotation marks?
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I don't like how we can't get plastic straws anymore....the paper ones just aren't the same.
I'm at a loss as to why anyone over the age of 12 needs a straw for their drink.
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(Original post by Starship Trooper)
https://www.independent.co.uk/climat...-b1960758.html

For once I'm in complete agreement with the government and climate activists. Plastic is ubiquitous toxic garbage in our culture and is in everything from food to shampoo and should be phased out.

Plastic is a far bigger threat to us than "climate change".

See:

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...-a-health-risk

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...e_iOSApp_Other

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/a...fertility.html

https://graphics.reuters.com/ENVIRON...2MQ/index.html
You're such a whiny eco warrior.

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I'm at a loss as to why anyone over the age of 12 needs a straw for their drink.
I like to use a straw when drinking coke when out to mitigate the chance of my teeth being stained (obv I brush them when I get home)
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I'm at a loss as to why anyone over the age of 12 needs a straw for their drink.
Every adult at fast food places drinks it in the same manner as me.....what are you on about?
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I'm at a loss as to why anyone over the age of 12 needs a straw for their drink.
Straws make some drinks taste better. I prefer fizzy drinks from a straw rather than directly from the cup because it tastes nicer.

Paper straws, though, I have never had an issue with. Can't understand the fuss, tbh.
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Funny enough I've just bought some split green beans from Tesco's (in November, what an amazing world we live in) and I'm torn between feeling bad that they came in plastic or that they were brought here from Egypt.
All by a company that asks you if you are sure you really need a receipt, in an effort to save the planet.
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Just get two paper straws in case one gets too soggy, doesn't really happen that often lol
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Just get two paper straws in case one gets too soggy, doesn't really happen that often lol
Or just not wait 100 years to finish your drink. xD
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I'm at a loss as to why anyone over the age of 12 needs a straw for their drink.
I take it you've never had a cocktail.
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Or a dentist.
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