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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Plastic Recycling is Less than 10%, That is Shameful

I used to buy cases of bottled water whenever on sale.    Where ever I live, there is "single sort" recycling so that makes it easy to recycle.       But when I heard that only 9% of all plastic is recycled I thought that was shameful.    In fact if only 60% was recycled, I would consider that shameful.

In Hawaii, drinking bottled water in almost a necessity.  much of the ground water is tainted by agricultural pesticides, one classic example, when a 50,000 gallon tank leaked, and it happened to be right next to the area well, totally polluting the ground water.    Corruption and nepotism in Hawaii is crazy large.    It creates this type of thing.  

Anyways.....I decided to reduce my carbon footprint, I re-use plastic bottles and fill them from larger containers purchased at 50c per gallon, which is supposedly filtered nicely, even some minerals added for health and taste.  

What have you done to reduce your plastic footprint?
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https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/03/06/only-9-of-the-worlds-plastic-is-recycled



Last October scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, in Germany, found that ten rivers—two in Africa and the rest in Asia—discharge 90% of all plastic marine debris. The Yangtze alone carries 1.5m tonnes a year.


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