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Cut Your Plastic Use to Save Our Oceans


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CherAWAY
- 2705 days ago - environment.change.org
Plastic is suffocating our planet, and it's the number one source of trash in our oceans. All of the plastic in our oceans is like a giant sea monster that is killing millions of birds, fish and marine mammals. While it might seem suitable to our



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Barb K (1683)
Wednesday April 28, 2010, 2:19 pm
I wish plastic was never invented! I do what little I can by using my Steve Irwin canvas bag with Steve & one of his beloved crocs on it that says: "CROCS RULE!" whenever I go shopping, but living in a nursing home sucks because they use plastic bags to line our trashcans with. What else is there to line trashcans with? We are living in a plastic world and there isn't much we can do about it except try our damndest to clean up our oceans and try like hell to STOP tuna fishing!!!!! Thnx Cher noted with much ANGER!!!!!!
 

Fiona O (597)
Wednesday April 28, 2010, 2:41 pm
I save every glass container that comes my way. I refuse to use plastic.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 28, 2010, 4:23 pm
The basic building block of plastics is cellulose taken from petroleum, but toxic petrochemical compositions are not the only way to derive plastics. Plastics can be derived from plant cellulose, and since hemp is the greatest cellulose producer on Earth (hemp hurds can be 85% cellA recent technological advance with biodegradable plastics made from cornstarch has led to a new material based on hemp. Hemp Plastics (Australia) have sourced partners who have been able to produce a new 100% biodegradable material made entirely from hemp and corn. This new material has unique strength and technical qualities which have yet to be seen before, and this new material can be injection or blow-molded into virtually any shape using existing moulds, including cosmetic containers, Frisbee golf discs, etc.ulose), it only makes sense to make other organics, instead of letting our dumps fill up with refuse.
The possibilities are endless with hemp plastics and resins, and bio-composites. Virtually any shape and purpose can be fulfilled by bio-composite plastics. Hemp plastics are already on the rise, it is only a matter of time before we will see the need to grow hemp in the United States to meet our demands.
 

Mike Feenaughty (267)
Wednesday April 28, 2010, 5:20 pm
Noted and facebook'd.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 28, 2010, 9:31 pm
I am making a lot of art from recycled plastic and recycled synthetic cork. We have just started a blog and I try to post new ideas as far as I can. I love making art from plastic, as well as anything, I can.
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Rev. Dr. Kaye S (45)
Wednesday April 28, 2010, 9:54 pm
Noted.
 

AB K (60)
Wednesday April 28, 2010, 10:16 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

gail dair (0)
Wednesday April 28, 2010, 10:48 pm
noted thanks
 

Monica D (580)
Wednesday April 28, 2010, 11:44 pm
Good idea to reduce plastic use. I also think that a lot of the plastic in the picture above looks recyclable.
 

Monica D (580)
Wednesday April 28, 2010, 11:45 pm
I used to bake my own bread, scones, biscuits, etc to reduce my plastic use.
 

Margaret S (64)
Thursday April 29, 2010, 4:47 am
Litter louts bugs me so much,i recycle everything i can,so sad to see birds & animals dieing because of this.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 29, 2010, 6:42 am
Noted and sign !
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday April 29, 2010, 1:45 pm
Noted , using cornstarch bags in the composter , it gets picked up weekly !!
 

Kurt van der Blom (20)
Thursday May 6, 2010, 3:41 am
Please sign this petition to support marine health implementations
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/marine-health-implementations
 
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