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Biodegradable plastics: fail

Biodegradable plastics: fail
January 30, 2011, 07:25:47 AM
Most of the "biodegradable" plastics don't really degrade, only break down more easily to monomers and actually pollute the enviorment more. The only kind of plastic which really is biodegradable is plastic made of plant oils, such as hemp oil. Biodegradability is a marketing sham more than anything else.

Re: Biodegradable plastics: fail
January 30, 2011, 11:56:39 PM
I know I'm potentially derailing the thread but this has become epidemic. Biodegradable plastics aren't "fail", they're a failure. Do you think because you're using hip new fun ways to (ab)use words that you're going to get new converts to the ways of the ANUS or are you just thinking you're the funny man?

Re: Biodegradable plastics: fail
January 31, 2011, 12:44:26 AM
Hey, maybe the colon is a typo.

Re: Biodegradable plastics: fail
January 31, 2011, 04:27:22 AM
Better than biodegradable is to cut consuming by raising cost or thinning the herd. On the consumer side, it is best to reuse rather than discard/recycle. Any disposal system, just like manufacture, usually requires fossil fuels, dedicated acres of land that would have remained wild, and becomes a pollution source to an extent as well.

New materials are a failure because they are a diversion from the only authentic ecologist problem statement. There are too many people and practically any activity we undertake whether primitive or advanced or GreenTM is going to displace wilderness.

Re: Biodegradable plastics: fail
February 09, 2011, 03:32:15 AM
Better than biodegradable is to cut consuming by raising cost or thinning the herd. On the consumer side, it is best to reuse rather than discard/recycle. Any disposal system, just like manufacture, usually requires fossil fuels, dedicated acres of land that would have remained wild, and becomes a pollution source to an extent as well.

New materials are a failure because they are a diversion from the only authentic ecologist problem statement. There are too many people and practically any activity we undertake whether primitive or advanced or GreenTM is going to displace wilderness.

I can't help but notice this: Some people buy antique furniture and are happy with it their whole lives, then the antique is passed on or sold to others. Other people buy newly manufactured furniture and it needs to be replaced every three to five years. Hmmm...