Bioplastics Not Necessarily the Greenest

from Bioplastics Not Necessarily the Greenest.

Yes! Man, I’ve been shaking my head every time I read about these “green” plastics as replacements for petroleum plastics.  I almost shared a couple of them, annoyed that people are attacking the symptom—plastic bottles heading to landfills and oceans—rather than the problem: disposables.

Dudes, it’s easy.  We don’t have to drink less water, putting Poland Springs drivers out of work.  We don’t have to switch to a different material, shifting our landfills from plastics to plant-based plastics (it’s still plastic and takes quite a while to break down).  The solution is not to use disposables.

Use and re-use things.  Glass jars are good for re-use and re-use and re-use.  Then when they break, you can even use the pieces in random stuff.  Crockery and pottery, too.

It’s not that we’re using too much plastic or anything, really.  It’s that we’re throwing away too many things too quickly.


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