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    The planet is in no danger whatsoever. It will still be spinning its way around the sun way after we're gone as a species - whether that is in a few generations or a few hundred. Any ideas we have about 'saving' the world out of some altruistic misbelief are actually all about self-preservation. Not in itself a bad thing mind you as that really is the nub of our own existence!

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    Yeah, it's an interesting time. First we had to rule our cave, then our tribe, then our nation and now the world. One of the positives about globalisation is that we now feel we fully embrace the world.
    As an ultimately acquisitive species, it's a challenge to wonder what's next.

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    Has anyone mentioned brown paper bags?
    Or
    Biodegradable plastic?

    Just a simple thought 😂🤣

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    It's the cost of manufacture Stagger - they reckon we'd baulk at an extra fe pence on each shop.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    Has anyone mentioned brown paper bags?
    Or
    Biodegradable plastic?

    Just a simple thought 😂🤣
    Morrisons have started doing paper bags again for loose veg which is a start. Still selling prepacked in plastic though.....🙄

    Biodegradable plastic can take a lot of time to decompose and often breaks down to inorganic materials. Compostable plastic is better in that respect though more expensive to produce and as it is less stable, has fewer uses. Even if we use either of these materials, we are still encouraging single use consumption. Better to replace, reduce and reuse
    Last edited by PeteS; 31-12-2018 at 10:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteS View Post
    Morrisons have started doing paper bags again for loose veg which is a start. Still selling prepacked in plastic though.....��

    Biodegradable plastic can take a lot of time to decompose and often breaks down to inorganic materials. Compostable plastic is better in that respect though more expensive to produce and as it is less stable, has fewer uses. Even if we use either of these materials, we are still encouraging single use consumption. Better to replace, reduce and reuse
    The Morrison’s bags do have that little unnecessary waxed window though, a nightmare is put through a water based recycling process as it’s unlikely to breakdown and so will ultimately go to landfill, but that said it is good to see and is step in the right direction

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    Just take your own multi use containers into the shops and use them, you could even ask the butchery staff etc to weigh and place whatever it is you wish to purchase in your container and price it up and tell them why.
    The older I get the Faster I was

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    Morrisons to ban plastic for fruit and veg.

    https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/...mpression=true

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