Plastic does not equal poison.
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- Buying bottled water seems silly... It's stupid expensive and it creates unnecessary waste. Get a reusable water bottle and fill it periodically, cheaper and more environmentally friendly. This article really just tells me that it's fine that I have a plastic reusable bottle.
I will point out, there are scary things in many foods that are healthy for you. For example; almonds, soy, spinach, and lima beans all contain cyanide. There are no safe substances, only safe doses; if you worry about consuming anything that you could potentially overdose on, you'd have to stop drinking water, plastic or not.May 12, 2012
- Plastic is the new wood... Save the faux trees!!!May 14, 2012
- be careful they don't hear you saying that. These people who are all amped about recycling and feel all superior because they sort their trash into these nifty little bins the city provides don't ever want to hear that it all goes the same place anyway. It's a scary reaction most times!May 14, 2012
- I hear ya. I'm still pissed about all the hours I used to waste sorting aluminum, tin, clear glass, colored glass, and various plastics and a hauling all, along with newspapers, to lines of labelled bins, then finding out it's all dumped into one dump truck and hauled to the local landfill. So I wasted time and gasoline, making it Anti-environmental, for a faux good feeling of helping while hurting. D'oh!May 14, 2012
- It's not the same everywhere you go, but I do know about that issue. Heard someone say a while back 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle are steps, you should Reduce and Reuse before you Recycle.' Even in the case of recycling, it still takes energy to bring it to a usable form, and fuel to transport it. If you want to be more 'environmentally friendly' first work on reducing your waste, and reusing what you can; too many people who do recycle, don't spend time doing the first two.May 14, 2012
- I fully agree. I am by nature very frugal, compost everything organic, and re-use and re-purpose most things until they have disintegrated. And I'm all for recycling in the locations that actually do it.May 14, 2012