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originally posted by: testingtesting
a reply to: DBCowboy
Didn't they ban cfc's? We all did worldwide for the good of all.
The science is easy we are #ing up the seas and thus the food chain by dumping stuff in the sea.
Why oppose this? This is for the good of us all.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
I joke, I kid, I tease. . . .
But if someone can start marketing biodegradable utensils, straws etc then I have no problem switching over to them.
None at all.
I would do so voluntarily! Without hesitation.
Being mandated though? I guess there is something inherent in many Americans that hates being told what to do. We got "ouchy" with a little fat guy by the name of George a while back and it hasn't changed much since then.
So given the choice (nice word, remember that?) so given the choice. . . I and probably most everyone else would switch.
I just hate having government TELL me what to do.
I'm the same with seatbelt laws, helmet laws and the such.
originally posted by: smkymcnugget420
a reply to: seattlerat
yes, its a good thing. my city has banned Styrofoam takeout containers, its a good thing. Hawaii banned plastic bags, i would love to see that be a nationwide thing.
We use WAY too much plastic, anything that reduces that consumption is objectively good. stop with the "but but but what about this one extremely small group of people that MAY be temporarily effecting (but not really at all)".
or the "yeah we can just use wood and sticks like the dark ages"
banning onetime use disposable plastic is not a step backwards
originally posted by: Atsbhct
a reply to: Metallicus
But plastic utensils don't make life more convenient at all. They cost money to dispose of in landfills and pollute oceans. Buying one metal straw costs a few dollars, if that, and it's portable. If you don't have one, paper or disposable straws will be available.
The same with cutlery. Extremely portable.