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    the beginning of the end of - plastic-?

    https://www.rbc.ru/rbcfreenews/5bd06...?from=newsfeed

    at least it is a beginning. and a step in the right direction!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatAndy View Post
    http://www.oborona55.ru/catalog/62/390/
    Earswab sticks can be replaced with a match or toothpick + cotton watte.
    I have seen at more or less every - food - exhibition cutlery made from -wood- looks really good. crockery is made from a pressed carton. and for filling for sensitive packages unsalted popcorn can be used. the ways and means are here since a long time. It is just sad that it needs then always a government decree or a law that will allow this or that, not allow that or this.
    People and companies are always complaining - to much state interference-. But do something just by themselves, what for and why. As long as something is not being expressly forbidden it is allowed and it is done. And to hell with the consequences. As long as the $$$ is ok. that is all that counts these days.
    Not related here but heard I the news. Monsanto ( which belongs now to BAYER, Germany) was found guilty and fined some 350 or so Million $$$. Of course, they objected and wanted a new court case. The judge refused but offered them a reduced fine if they let it go. Monsanto agreed.The new fine is 60 Million $$$. Something they will pay from the petty cash. So much for law. It is a prostitute. Used and misused how and when and where it is convinient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    I have seen at more or less every - food - exhibition cutlery made from -wood- looks really good. crockery is made from a pressed carton. and for filling for sensitive packages unsalted popcorn can be used. the ways and means are here since a long time. It is just sad that it needs then always a government decree or a law that will allow this or that, not allow that or this.
    People and companies are always complaining - to much state interference-. But do something just by themselves, what for and why. As long as something is not being expressly forbidden it is allowed and it is done. And to hell with the consequences. As long as the $$$ is ok. that is all that counts these days.
    Not related here but heard I the news. Monsanto ( which belongs now to BAYER, Germany) was found guilty and fined some 350 or so Million $$$. Of course, they objected and wanted a new court case. The judge refused but offered them a reduced fine if they let it go. Monsanto agreed.The new fine is 60 Million $$$. Something they will pay from the petty cash. So much for law. It is a prostitute. Used and misused how and when and where it is convinient.
    Not sure how many of you can get BBC iPlayer but this documentary is stunning, basically it is all about environmental pollution caused by the fashion industry, some shocking numbers of liters of water used to produce a pair of jeans etc, covers the Aral sea or what is left of it, the chemicals used by factories etc

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...-dirty-secrets

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    [QUOTE=Alan65;1483926]Not sure how many of you can get BBC iPlayer but this documentary is stunning, basically it is all about environmental pollution caused by the fashion industry, some shocking numbers of liters of water used to produce a pair of jeans etc, covers the Aral sea or what is left of it, the chemicals used by factories etc

    -download failed-, -content does not seem to be working-, -try later-... and a few more of these funny messages. I will go to youtube and all is there. with no funny messages, tons of passwords, downloads, and other crap.
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    [QUOTE=Benedikt;1483930]
    Quote Originally Posted by Alan65 View Post
    Not sure how many of you can get BBC iPlayer but this documentary is stunning, basically it is all about environmental pollution caused by the fashion industry, some shocking numbers of liters of water used to produce a pair of jeans etc, covers the Aral sea or what is left of it, the chemicals used by factories etc

    -download failed-, -content does not seem to be working-, -try later-... and a few more of these funny messages. I will go to youtube and all is there. with no funny messages, tons of passwords, downloads, and other crap.
    Probably need a UK TV license however

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/artic...1-48f53b63bd07

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S6CPu8yYrg

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    [QUOTE=Alan65;1483939]
    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    The first URL is blocked (for "copyright violation"), the second one works. The BBC, being government-run, probably can't escape its bureaucratic cage, but they should be happy to have such videos shown on youtube - they would get a better reputation and more interest from segments of the populace.

    Too bad the whales, polar bears, etc. don't have a Political Action Committee or lobbyists on K street. The birds and other animals here have to deal with Americans using 300,000,000 plastic bags every year and 100,000,000 plastic straws.

    The media should do more stories like this, real and beneficial investigation, instead of name-calling and attacking Putin and Trump.
    Government is like Fertilizer. A little is good, too much is a pile of crap.

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    The media should do more stories like this, real and beneficial investigation, instead of name-calling and attacking Putin and Trump.[/QUOTE]


    suppose this is like carrying owls to Athens or coal to Newcastle. But plenty to read up here...

    http://englishrussia.com/2012/06/08/...-sea-is-dying/
    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...tic-waste-2030
    http://sites.psu.edu/math033sp15/201...pair-of-jeans/
    https://blink.ucsd.edu/safety/resear...ste/sewer.html

    for me though no need to go into far corners of the world. right in my home district ( Gemeinde) in Austria for years and years, a chemical factory ( the biggest employer) a cement factory ( biggest contributor to the local budget) were colluding and burning waste at a far to low temperature. DIOXIN was released in the air. cowns ate the gr**** people drunk the water, ate the cheese and milk and meat form - bio products from our local farm-. and no one suspected anything for years. to much to post here. -THB Skandal in der Brückler Chlorfabrik-, if you read German.
    KNOCH Tannery in Klagenfurt. the ground is being contaminated. owners pay peanuts, the taxpayer foots the bill to clean up
    BBU where they dug out lead and made batteries-accumulators. The company has folded years ago. the taxpayer is footing now the bill to clean up.
    -Mitterndorfer Senke- water from the tap could not even be used for washing up. Mendeleev would be astonished how may chemiclas from his -tablitza- were found there in the water.
    could write a full page with all these things. and that is only in my oh so clean, so correct, so good little Austria.
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    Similar to where I am from in upstate New York. There was a typewriter factory (2000 employees) and it closed long ago. In the back of the factory was a pool where they dumped toxic chemicals. It was phosphorescent colors, it "glowed" green and purple, it could have even been radioactive! My cousin claimed he went swimming in it and challenged me to go swimming. He was liar, of course.

    Thirty years later, the factory has been razed, and the city decides to use the land to build a high school. Among the new students there are 5-6 cases of a rare cancer.

    Connect the dots? The toxic chemicals in the soil, and the cases of cancer among the students...
    Government is like Fertilizer. A little is good, too much is a pile of crap.

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