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Old 06-27-19, 11:35 AM
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Should there be more regulation on Plastics in the US?

This is something that irks me more and more. How do we reduce plastic pollution? Plastic is more pervasive in US society then any other country?

Is the only option to create more laws? I don't feel like consumers will willingly pay more or lose convenience.
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Old 06-27-19, 11:55 AM
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Old 06-27-19, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
Lol there is a great future in plastics. But quite a bit of side effects.
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Old 06-27-19, 03:07 PM
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https://ourworldindata.org/plastic-p...ste-by-country

Looking at the data, this article says North America mismanages plastics by 0.9%. East Asia and the Pacific countries mismanage 60%. I didn't look up what that works out to be in tonnage but I'm sure it is staggering. So, we can impose more regulations, rules, expense, etc. but it won't make much of a dent in the plastics in the Ocean. I do think it is a problem since plastic has been found in the tiniest of organisms that exist in some of the deepest trenches in the ocean but we, the U.S., isn't going to change squat no matter what we do. That being said, in our house we are trying to use less plastic for whatever good that will do.
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No regulations if it means elimination of my favorite beverage container:


in 14 years they are decomposible
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Old 06-27-19, 08:55 PM
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Cruise ships are dumping their garbage in the middle of the night. FIX THAT first.
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The U.S. Government and it's military ( $1.6 Trillion spent on it in the last two years alone) is the Worlds' single largest polluter.

Plastic in the Ocean is not the fault or responsibility of Western countries, yet the West are the one's who go about cleaning it up.

90% of plastic polluting our oceans comes from just 10 rivers
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/...ust-10-rivers/
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Old 06-27-19, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by GamblerGORD53 View Post
Cruise ships are dumping their garbage in the middle of the night. FIX THAT first.
Yes. Carnival Cruises got caught with their pants down on how much trash they're dumping in the ocean. The government should impose crippling fines that'll stop them from polluting the waters.
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Originally Posted by prairiepedaler View Post
The U.S. Government and it's military ( $1.6 Trillion spent on it in the last two years alone) is the Worlds' single largest polluter.

Plastic in the Ocean is not the fault or responsibility of Western countries,
Originally Posted by catacombs View Post
Yes. Carnival Cruises got caught with their pants down on how much trash they're dumping in the ocean. The government should impose crippling fines that'll stop them from polluting the waters.

Wait, the government that creates the most pollution in the world should impose fines on the cruise lines that contribute to the pollution?
Hilarious.... But not quite.
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Old 07-04-19, 12:49 PM
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"Should there be more regulation on Plastics in the US?"

Nah. Instead let's just go populate Mars and do to it what we've done and continue to do here.
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Old 07-04-19, 03:12 PM
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10 c a can deposit takes care of them .. street people even get up early to check the rubbish bins.
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Old 07-04-19, 03:15 PM
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Carnival cruise corp probably deducts the fines from their taxes .. 'business expenses'..
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