posted on Jul, 23 2018 @ 10:01 AM
a reply to: TheJesuit
At this point no. Almost every item purchased is entrenched in plastic at the purchase point by the supplier. I would love to see the return of the
simple paper bag and simple cardboard packaging but since plastic is cheaper it is not likely.
And since water from the tap is dangerous to drink in many locales, consumers must purchase bottled water, so in some cases no they cannot give up
I see people using the biodegradable cloth bags that are "reuseable" but since studies have revealed those things are dangerous to consumers because
of how dirty they are after the first use, they end up risking contaminating the food they carry home to their families in them, not exactly a smart
And it's not exactly like you can just wash away all those bugs they have found on them. They are developing enzymes that eat plastic in the landfills
and are not dangerous to the environment and it seems it would solve the problems.
So , plastic may be the way to go and save a few trees so we can continue to have the giant bonfires we suffer each summer out west and elsewhere
because they have no clue how to perform simple forestry management practices and have stupid save the forest laws to prevent those practices.
Until humans stop throwing trash everywhere because of being too lazy to walk to a trash can we will always see problems with plastic and frankly with
regular old paper. Put it in its proper place goes a long way towards helping.