Marine Debris Cleanup Day

Discussion in 'Environmental' started by inwall75, Apr 15, 2010.

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  1. Telgar

    Telgar Snowflake Eel

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    In the wash DC metro area there is a proposal to start charging you for using the plasic bags instead of a reusable one - which everyone is prominantly displaying for sale at all the registers for $2.99 each.
     
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  3. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    don't really want to get in a tree hugging argument over this... but inwall, if you're referring to those typical plastic bottles water comes in... you really shouldn't reuse those more than maybe once... they leech all kinds of chemicals... not saying the chemicals are bad, just saying I don't want to drink them.

    I use a bottle meant for reuse (same one I take on hikes too).
     
  4. inwall75

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    Yeah, I use them a couple of times. I also have a bottle that is BPA free. However, it doesn't fit in the cupholder and when you hold it between your legs, your water heats up. ::) Once the old bottles are used up, I'm going to have to get another bottle that will fit in the cupholder.
     
  5. benbabcock

    benbabcock Bubble Tip Anemone

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    the only way

    here in montreal, you HAVE to use those bags they sell for 2.49. most places wont even have plastic ones on hand and if you need them they sigh and ask how many then charge you .05 each. everyone behind you shakes their head and you have to shamefully pack your groceries. iv also noticed a couple of places that refill containers(shampoo, laundry detergent and the like) from bulk bins and charge you by the liter. saves money and the environment! its the little things in everyday life that can make all the difference!
     
  6. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    Ah, I never even thought about those shampoo bottles. Good idea.
     
  7. mikejrice

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    It's sad that there is so much we could of done so long ago to prevent the problems that we now can't solve. As they say hind-sight is 20/20, and that's the only way we will ever see the planet naturally again:(