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(Chemical & Engineering News)   Plastic: Kills dolphins, full of plasticizer. Paper or plant-based: Full of perfluorinated chemicals. You know what this means? It turns out metal will be the last straw   (cen.acs.org) divider line
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2021-04-21 12:35:26 PM  
I see what you did there.

Ore did I?
 
2021-04-21 1:13:48 PM  
I like to feed my plastic to seagulls.
 
2021-04-21 1:14:11 PM  

AsparagusFTW: I like to feed my plastic to seagulls.


And Canadian geese.
 
2021-04-21 1:59:02 PM  

AsparagusFTW: AsparagusFTW: I like to feed my plastic to seagulls.

And Canadian geese.


I coat my plastic waste in peanut butter and give it to the neighbour kids.
 
2021-04-21 2:42:52 PM  
I don't get straws. What are you, a f**king insect?
You need an artificial proboscis to suck your nectar through?
 
2021-04-21 2:56:03 PM  

jso2897: I don't get straws. What are you, a f**king insect?
You need an artificial proboscis to suck your nectar through?


I mean yeah, people are not supposed to sip and enjoy their iced coffee under late capitalism, they're supposed to suck it down quickly and joylessly on the way to their next meeting; refueling your energy reserves should not interfere with productivity and if it does, you're canned.
 
2021-04-21 3:02:19 PM  
You know, rather than cutting down a poor tree so that we can drink through a straw, I think we should dig a giant farking mine, cut down all the trees around it, and build new factories, to make straws out of STEEL. This is the only sensible environmental solution.
 
2021-04-21 3:03:45 PM  
Straws are very helpful for people with some disabilities. The rest of us can stop using them.
 
2021-04-21 3:04:15 PM  

jso2897: I don't get straws. What are you, a f**king insect?
You need an artificial proboscis to suck your nectar through?


Maybe it's for people with drinking problems.
 
2021-04-21 3:12:22 PM  
I like straws when eating my crackers.
 
2021-04-21 3:22:04 PM  
A steel straw is a very serious accident waiting to happen.
 
2021-04-21 3:56:28 PM  

jso2897: I don't get straws. What are you, a f**king insect?
You need an artificial proboscis to suck your nectar through?


Well, you might want to consider that straws aren't the biggest issues concerning the garbage patch in the Pacific. Nearly half of that plastic are fishing nets.
 
2021-04-21 4:19:13 PM  

Frothy Panties: jso2897: I don't get straws. What are you, a f**king insect?
You need an artificial proboscis to suck your nectar through?

Well, you might want to consider that straws aren't the biggest issues concerning the garbage patch in the Pacific. Nearly half of that plastic are fishing nets.


and a majority of the other half is probably the packaging that the fish nets came in
 
2021-04-21 8:59:12 PM  

Frothy Panties: jso2897: I don't get straws. What are you, a f**king insect?
You need an artificial proboscis to suck your nectar through?

Well, you might want to consider that straws aren't the biggest issues concerning the garbage patch in the Pacific. Nearly half of that plastic are fishing nets.


It's a lot easier for restaurants to say "here are some biodegradable straws!"
than pay for the fishing companies that catch their daily seafood special to find alternatives to plastic nets.

Straws mostly end up in landfills. Not seafills. It's a small bandage applied to a stab wound.
 
2021-04-22 4:14:02 AM  

cryinoutloud: You know, rather than cutting down a poor tree so that we can drink through a straw, I think we should dig a giant farking mine, cut down all the trees around it, and build new factories, to make straws out of STEEL. This is the only sensible environmental solution.


But is it better to reuse one steel straw for years, or to use a new paper straw every day?
 
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