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UK: Single-use plastics ban
« on: May 08, 2018, 03:42:12 PM »
So, Elizabeth doesn't like plastic straws or wet-wipes. I agree.  BUT methinks this mandate is going to have deep repercussions and investment opportunities as new-old-tech comes back into play.

EX: Disposable hot drink lids.  Ever seen a molded paper replacement? Neither have I. ...And we use billions of them in very short order.

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Re: UK: Single-use plastics ban
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 04:04:10 PM »
A friend who is working on a Zero Waste plan just returned from a conference where they informed him that those compostable plastics don't actually compost, in most cases... so you can throw that problem into the mix.

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Re: UK: Single-use plastics ban
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 04:26:02 PM »
Plastic eating utensils   ....remember those crappy, tiny wooden spoons you used to get with a cup of ice cream?

Wood and paper products should boom.  We may be trading one environmental disaster for another,. We'll see. 

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Re: UK: Single-use plastics ban
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 04:34:25 PM »
Carry your own spork. A titanium spork that will last longer than you will can be had for a few bucks.

That said, I haven't studied the footprint of producing titanium stuff.

>> Wood and paper products should boom.  We may be trading one environmental disaster for another,. We'll see. 

Yep.

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Re: UK: Single-use plastics ban
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 05:54:40 PM »
I remember:

>>drink lids

I remember cardboard ones but they may have been cold drinks only.

>>spork

Prediction.

TSA will ban them.  Ditto places like court houses.  Cops will gun you down if you have a spork in hand.  And heaven help you if you have one of those Swiss Army camping knives with a fold out fork and spoon in your car.

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Re: UK: Single-use plastics ban
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2018, 05:55:40 PM »
Oh and paper straws were worthless.

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Re: UK: Single-use plastics ban
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2018, 08:17:30 PM »
> paper straws were worthless

Look at how the drink industry has changed since paper straws were de rigueur. They could barely handle a 6 oz Coke.  Paper straws will kill the smoothie industry, for example.

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Re: UK: Single-use plastics ban
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2018, 11:05:44 PM »
Yeah, milkshakes, malts anything thick.

The industry will find away around it: cardboard straws impregnated with cellulose resin.  Or we all start bringing our own stainless steel straws and the restaurant provides a free straw sanitizer.  Something.

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Re: UK: Single-use plastics ban
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 08:43:37 AM »
... Make sure you live before you die.

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Re: UK: Single-use plastics ban
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 10:13:21 AM »
>Final Straw

Pretty cool.  But my first thought was, "Och, another thing I have to carry around!"  Seriously, I had to go through security at a court house recently and the amount of stuff I had to leave in the car was amazing.

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Re: UK: Single-use plastics ban
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2018, 02:58:59 PM »
yes, mine too.  I have not bought one. And I need a straw for cold drinks at the mo... bad teeth.
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Re: UK: Single-use plastics ban
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Re: UK: Single-use plastics ban
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2018, 08:25:25 PM »
Judge backs NYC in ban on plastic foam food containers

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article212878979.html

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Re: UK: Single-use plastics ban
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