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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,529
    brianlux said:
    Go Canada!

    Canada aims to ban single-use plastics by 2021

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the ban will likely include plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks.



    If it’s not a complete ban of ALL single use plastic then any ban is pointless.  
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,162
    brianlux said:
    Go Canada!

    Canada aims to ban single-use plastics by 2021

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the ban will likely include plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks.



    If it’s not a complete ban of ALL single use plastic then any ban is pointless.  

    Spoken like a true curmudgeon!  :lol:

    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,529
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    Go Canada!

    Canada aims to ban single-use plastics by 2021

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the ban will likely include plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks.



    If it’s not a complete ban of ALL single use plastic then any ban is pointless.  

    Spoken like a true curmudgeon!  :lol:

    Noy at all.  This Clown declared a climate emergency in Parliament.  The bnext day he approved a 9.5 billion (tax $$$) pilepiline that is very controversial.  A week later, he committed 270 million (tax $$$) to invest in an LNG facility.  Trudeau and BC are leftest paradises...so please explain how much the left is doing?
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,088
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    Go Canada!

    Canada aims to ban single-use plastics by 2021

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the ban will likely include plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks.



    If it’s not a complete ban of ALL single use plastic then any ban is pointless.  

    Spoken like a true curmudgeon!  :lol:

    Noy at all.  This Clown declared a climate emergency in Parliament.  The bnext day he approved a 9.5 billion (tax $$$) pilepiline that is very controversial.  A week later, he committed 270 million (tax $$$) to invest in an LNG facility.  Trudeau and BC are leftest paradises...so please explain how much the left is doing?
    Well, for starters. They seem to be banning a hell of a lot of single-use plastics.

    Hopefully Sweden and the rest of Europe follows. And who knows, maybe the US after Trumps second term.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,162
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    Go Canada!

    Canada aims to ban single-use plastics by 2021

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the ban will likely include plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks.



    If it’s not a complete ban of ALL single use plastic then any ban is pointless.  

    Spoken like a true curmudgeon!  :lol:

    Noy at all.  This Clown declared a climate emergency in Parliament.  The bnext day he approved a 9.5 billion (tax $$$) pilepiline that is very controversial.  A week later, he committed 270 million (tax $$$) to invest in an LNG facility.  Trudeau and BC are leftest paradises...so please explain how much the left is doing?
    Well, for starters. They seem to be banning a hell of a lot of single-use plastics.

    Hopefully Sweden and the rest of Europe follows. And who knows, maybe the US after Trumps second term.
    Yes, and I think it's a good start.  More is needed, that's for sure, but I'm glad to see things moving that way.  I hope we start to move away from plastic even faster.
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,529
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    Go Canada!

    Canada aims to ban single-use plastics by 2021

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the ban will likely include plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks.



    If it’s not a complete ban of ALL single use plastic then any ban is pointless.  

    Spoken like a true curmudgeon!  :lol:

    Noy at all.  This Clown declared a climate emergency in Parliament.  The bnext day he approved a 9.5 billion (tax $$$) pilepiline that is very controversial.  A week later, he committed 270 million (tax $$$) to invest in an LNG facility.  Trudeau and BC are leftest paradises...so please explain how much the left is doing?
    Well, for starters. They seem to be banning a hell of a lot of single-use plastics.

    Hopefully Sweden and the rest of Europe follows. And who knows, maybe the US after Trumps second term.
    Yes, and I think it's a good start.  More is needed, that's for sure, but I'm glad to see things moving that way.  I hope we start to move away from plastic even faster.
    Then ban all plastic, as soon as possible?  What's the problem with that?  
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,529
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    Go Canada!

    Canada aims to ban single-use plastics by 2021

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the ban will likely include plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks.



    If it’s not a complete ban of ALL single use plastic then any ban is pointless.  

    Spoken like a true curmudgeon!  :lol:

    Noy at all.  This Clown declared a climate emergency in Parliament.  The bnext day he approved a 9.5 billion (tax $$$) pilepiline that is very controversial.  A week later, he committed 270 million (tax $$$) to invest in an LNG facility.  Trudeau and BC are leftest paradises...so please explain how much the left is doing?
    Well, for starters. They seem to be banning a hell of a lot of single-use plastics.

    Hopefully Sweden and the rest of Europe follows. And who knows, maybe the US after Trumps second term.
    Yes, and I think it's a good start.  More is needed, that's for sure, but I'm glad to see things moving that way.  I hope we start to move away from plastic even faster.
    And nothing has been banned yet.  We have an election in October and if the Conservatives are neck and neck with the liberals.  Conservatives win, they'll have their own platform and agenda...
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,162
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    Go Canada!

    Canada aims to ban single-use plastics by 2021

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the ban will likely include plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks.



    If it’s not a complete ban of ALL single use plastic then any ban is pointless.  

    Spoken like a true curmudgeon!  :lol:

    Noy at all.  This Clown declared a climate emergency in Parliament.  The bnext day he approved a 9.5 billion (tax $$$) pilepiline that is very controversial.  A week later, he committed 270 million (tax $$$) to invest in an LNG facility.  Trudeau and BC are leftest paradises...so please explain how much the left is doing?
    Well, for starters. They seem to be banning a hell of a lot of single-use plastics.

    Hopefully Sweden and the rest of Europe follows. And who knows, maybe the US after Trumps second term.
    Yes, and I think it's a good start.  More is needed, that's for sure, but I'm glad to see things moving that way.  I hope we start to move away from plastic even faster.
    Then ban all plastic, as soon as possible?  What's the problem with that?  

    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    Go Canada!

    Canada aims to ban single-use plastics by 2021

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the ban will likely include plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks.



    If it’s not a complete ban of ALL single use plastic then any ban is pointless.  

    Spoken like a true curmudgeon!  :lol:

    Noy at all.  This Clown declared a climate emergency in Parliament.  The bnext day he approved a 9.5 billion (tax $$$) pilepiline that is very controversial.  A week later, he committed 270 million (tax $$$) to invest in an LNG facility.  Trudeau and BC are leftest paradises...so please explain how much the left is doing?
    Well, for starters. They seem to be banning a hell of a lot of single-use plastics.

    Hopefully Sweden and the rest of Europe follows. And who knows, maybe the US after Trumps second term.
    Yes, and I think it's a good start.  More is needed, that's for sure, but I'm glad to see things moving that way.  I hope we start to move away from plastic even faster.
    And nothing has been banned yet.  We have an election in October and if the Conservatives are neck and neck with the liberals.  Conservatives win, they'll have their own platform and agenda...
    Sadly, bureaucracy is like molasses in January.
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,241

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,241
    edited April 22
    Post edited by Pap on
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 23,924
    Because of budget cutbacks our county stopped recycling...  
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,529
    Apparently lock everything down and keep people home... 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,162
    Apparently lock everything down and keep people home... 

    Well, not everything- hospitals, police, fire, some government, farms, grocery stores, gas stations- lots of people still working.   But, yeah, a lot has shut down and the earth is better off for it.  We will come out of this with much loss- that is sad and tragic- but the planet that sustains us and makes life possible will be healthier.
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,529
    For real...those people are still working who knew...

    the point being the world is over populated...take a good hunk of the people off the street...the environment improves.




  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,162
    For real...those people are still working who knew...

    the point being the world is over populated...take a good hunk of the people off the street...the environment improves.





    I think you could make an argument that over-population might have caused the pandemic assuming, that is, that it was caused by wet markets in a country too over-populated and forced to eat bats.  But that could be bunk- I really don't know.  IN any case, yes, the human population is out of control.
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,162
    Well, that kind of trashed my morning...
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • KatKat There's a lot to be said for nowhere.Posts: 4,156
    Isn't it gloriously fortunate that the movement isn't part of his horrifying crime? May she Rest in Peace. Now what can we do to take better care of our world?
    Stay safe all. 
    Falling down,...not staying down
  • MF117973MF117973 New York, NYPosts: 990
    edited April 24
    This guy was not a co-founder of Earth Day. He was involved in hosting one of the events for the first Earth Day. I wrote a research paper in grad school on the history of the environmental movement. The actual founders of Earth Day were Senator Gaylord Nelson, and Denis Hayes. A lot of people were involved in bringing the celebrations around the country to the public - this guy was one of them. But he was not a co-founder.

    Post edited by MF117973 on
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,162
    MF117973 said:
    This guy was not a co-founder of Earth Day. He was involved in hosting one of the events for the first Earth Day. I wrote a research paper in grad school on the history of the environmental movement. The actual founders of Earth Day were Senator Gaylord Nelso, and Denis Hayes. A lot of people were involved in bringing the celebrations around the country to the public - this guy was one of them. But he was not a co-founder.


    Thank you for setting the record straight! 
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,241

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,241

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,241

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,162
    Good news!

    The end of plastic? New plant-based bottles will degrade in a year


    I like this part a lot:
    "In time, Avantium plans to use plant sugars from sustainable sourced biowaste so that the rise of plant plastic does not affect the global food supply chain."



    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • ZodZod Posts: 7,004
    It's crazy how much the air has cleared up during all of this.

    I'm in Victoria which is pretty close to Washington State.  We can see the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Baker., San Juan Islands, etc... no problem because of how close they are.   
    Lately we've been able to see Mt. Rainier which is something like 250km away.   Something you can't usually see from here.    I guess the pollution in Washington State (Seattle) must be way down for us to be able to see it.  I've only ever seen it while I've been closer to it.  Amazing times.


  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,241
    edited June 24

    Post edited by Pap on
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
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